Screening Program & School Services
NOSHC Speech-Language-Hearing-Vision Screening Services
Our screening program is comprised of speech-language, hearing, and vision screenings. Our team of speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and technicians travel to daycare centers, charter, and private schools to perform screenings. We screen newborns to 18 years old. The type of examination performed varies according to the child’s age. We now offer vision screenings from age 6 months to 18 years old.
After the screenings are complete, the results are compiled and distributed to the child's parents and teachers. The results are designed to aid parents and teachers in finding services to further evaluate any concerns that may have been presented during the child’s screening.
We offer screenings as well as ongoing therapy services at a number of schools. See the list on the left below.
To see an explanation of screening results, see list on the left below.
If you are a school contact or nurse and would like to schedule a school screening, please contact Susan Stouder:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 504-897-2606 x 236.
NOSHC offers screenings and ongoing therapy at the following schools.
Meet Your School's SLP
Ongoing Therapy Services:
(click on the school to meet the NOSHC lead therapist)
Academy of the Sacred Heart (Katherine Peters)
Metairie Park Country Day School (Ann Marie Currie)
Christian Brothers School of New Orleans (Kate Brite)
Edisen House at Country Day (Ann Marie Currie)
Green Trees at Isidore Newman School (Julie Tortorich)
Isidore Newman School (Julie Tortorich)
Jewish Community Center Uptown (Trish Ponseti)
Louise S. McGehee School (Julie Tortorich)
McGehee's Little Gate (Julie Tortorich)
St. Andrew's Episcopal (Julie Tortorich)
St. Paul's Episcopal School (Holly Neel)
Stuart Hall School for Boys (Julie Tortorich)
Explanation of Screening Results
An evaluation may be recommended for your child because…
Articulation/ Speech – Your child may have mispronounced sounds in words or conversation. Misarticulations may or may not be age/developmentally appropriate. Articulation skills develop along a continuum, as do a child’s motor skills. An evaluation will determine if therapy is warranted.
Voice – Your child may have presented with a deep, hoarse, and raspy voice, pitch breaks, and visible neck tension when speaking. We also checked if loudness and pitch are age appropriate. Vocal abuse can cause damage to the vocal cords.
Fluency – Your child may have exhibited signs of stuttering, such as sound or word repetitions or prolongations.
Language – In this portion of the screening clinicians assess a child’s ability to comprehend & produce spoken language.
Language Comprehension – Your child may have had difficulty following directions, understandings sentence structure, repeating sentences or had problems with spatial, temporal, or descriptive concepts.
Language Production – Your child may have experienced difficulty labeling objects, describing pictures, answering questions, appropriately and relating information in a sequential and cohesive manner, using age-appropriate grammar & sentence structure.
Hearing – Determines if the child’s hearing sensitivity is within normal limits and if there is any possible middle ear dysfunction.
Tympanometry –Your child may have exhibited signs & symptoms consistent with possible middle ear fluid or middle ear dysfunction.
Pure Tone – Your child may not have responded to tones presented through headphones or your child’s ability to respond may have been impacted by the results of the tympanometry. If your child had fluid in the middle ear, it may have made it more difficult to respond to the tones presented. Therefore, the child’s hearing should be rescreened following medical intervention.
Otoacoustic Emissions (OAE) – If your child is under 3 years, or could not be conditioned to respond on the pure tone screening, the OAE, which evaluates cochlear functioning may have indicated the need for further testing.
Vision – Either the TITMUSiSeries or PlusOptix was used to screen your child. If the TITMUSiSeries was used your child may not have correctly responded to these visual tasks: visual acuity, farsightedness, muscle balance, and color perception.
CNT – Could Not Test - means your child could not be conditioned or trained to respond, possibly due to crying and no results were obtained.
DNS – Did Not Screen - means screening was not conducted due to age limitations or parent or school request.
Arthur Ashe Charter School
Aurora Methodist Preschool
Bear-y Cherry Tree
Benjamin Franklin High School
Bishop McManus Academy
Boutte Christian Academy
Capdau Charter School
Chalmette High School
Child Development Center - Naval Air Station
Joint Reserve Base Belle Chasse
Children’s World Learning Center
Christ The King
Esperanza Charter School
Fannie C Williams
Gentilly Terrace Charter
Happy Kids Preschool
Harriet Tubman Charter School
Hummingbird Day Care Center
Hume Child Development Center
Hynes Charter School
International School of LA – Bunche
International School of LA – Camp
International School of LA – Olivier
James Singleton Charter School
Kinder Haus Montessori
KIPP Central City
KIPP Leadership Primary
KIPP McDonogh 15
Lafayette Academy Charter School
Lake Forest Charter Elementary
Langston Hughes Academy / Wilcox Learning Center
La Petite Nursery
Life Keys Preschool
Lusher Charter School (Willow Street Campus)
Martin L. King Charter School -Caffin St.
Mary D. Coghill
McDonogh 15 Middle “Community East”
McDonogh City Park Academy
Mildred Osborne Charter School
Nelson Charter School
Newcomb Children’s Center
Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Kenner
Our Lady of Prompt Succor School – Westwego
Parkview Baptist School
Paul Haban Elementary
Pride College Prep Academy
ReNew Cultural Arts
ReNew Dolores T. Aaron Elementary
ReNew Sci-Tech Academy
St. Alphonsus School
St. Anthony - Gretna
St. Joan of Arc- LaPlace
St. Joan of Arc - Uptown
St. Leo the Great
St. Mary's Academy
St. Matthew the Apostle School
St. Paul Lutheran
St. Peter Clavier
St. Rita School
Whelan Children's Center
Waldorf School of New Orleans
Woodland Presbyterian Early Learning Ctr
Young Audiences Charter