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:

sstouder@noshc.org or 504-897-2606 x 236.

School Services

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)

Good Shepherd School (Ellen Korman & Holly Neel)

Green Trees at Isidore Newman School (Julie Tortorich)

Holy Name of Jesus (Julie Tortorich & Katherine Peters)

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.

Screening Services

Schools We Screen:

(contact Susan Stouder)

A

Akili Academy

Arise Academy

Arthur Ashe Charter School

Audubon Charter

Aurora Methodist Preschool

B

Bear-y Cherry Tree

Benjamin Franklin High School

Bishop McManus Academy

Boutte Christian Academy

Bricolage Academy

C

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

Craig Elementary

Cuddly Bear

E

Einstein Charter

Einstein Extension

Esperanza Charter School

F

Fannie C Williams

G

Gentilly Terrace Charter

Green Charter

H

Happy Kids Preschool

Harriet Tubman Charter School

Hummingbird Day Care Center

Hume Child Development Center

Hynes Charter School

I

International School of LA – Bunche

International School of LA – Camp

International School of LA – Olivier

J

James Singleton Charter School

K

Kinder Haus Montessori

KIPP Believe

KIPP Central City

KIPP Leadership Primary

KIPP McDonogh 15

KIPP Renaissance

L

Lafayette Academy Charter School

Lagniappe Academy

Lake Forest Charter Elementary

Lakeview Presbyterian

Langston Hughes Academy / Wilcox Learning Center

Laureate Academy

La Petite Nursery

Life Keys Preschool

Little Leaders

Lusher Charter School (Willow Street Campus)

M

Martin L. King Charter School -Caffin St.

Mary D. Coghill

McDonogh 15 Middle “Community East”

McDonogh 42

McDonogh City Park Academy

Metairie Ridge

Mildred Osborne Charter School

Moton Elementary

Mt. Olive

N

Nelson Charter School

Newcomb Children’s Center

O

Our Lady of Perpetual Help – Kenner

Our Lady of Prompt Succor School – Westwego

P

Parkview Baptist School

Paul Haban Elementary

Phyliss Wheatly

Pride College Prep Academy

R

Rayne Preschool

ReNew Cultural Arts

ReNew Dolores T. Aaron Elementary

ReNew Schaumburg

ReNew Sci-Tech Academy

S

St. Alphonsus School

St. Anthony - Gretna

St. Christopher

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

T

Torah Academy

W

Whelan Children's Center

Waldorf School of New Orleans

Woodland Presbyterian Early Learning Ctr

Y

Young Audiences Charter