Special Programming (Interactive Metronome, etc.)

Interactive Metronome - “Training your brain and your body to work better together”

NOSHC is now offering Interactive Metronome. Please call 504-897-2606 for more info.

IM is an assessment and treatment tool used by therapists who work with clients with neurological conditions that affect cognitive and motor functioning. IM is used to improve:

  • Attention

  • Coordination

  • Language processing

  • Reading fluency

IM works to improve timing in the brain. Timing is the basis for attention, working memory and processing speed, all of which are critical for auditory processing, reading and language development.

Visit https://www.interactivemetronome.com/ for research and great information on IM

Bilingual (Spanish/English) Language Group

NOSHC’s year-round Bilingual Group continues its development and success. Mothers of students say their children are speaking more than ever. Last year upon the completion of the program, 89% of its students entered an educational setting, a primary goal of the group.

“Children with language delays need additional opportunities to practice their language skills,” Ellen Hart, NOSHC’s speech language pathologist for the group, says, “To learn the basic vocabulary, to learn the basic direction following skills, to learn how to participate in group activities. That’s harder for children with language delays... Because they’re doing this before attempting to do it in another language, the goal is to make that more successful.”

The development of the group began when a need was recognized by NOSHC’s director Lesley Jernigan. Many Spanish-speaking, pre-school aged children who were not in any educational setting were referred to NOSHC due to delayed language .

Stuttering Support Group (year-round)

The New Orleans Chapter of the National Stuttering Association is committed to aiding those who stutter. At meetings you will be able to: meet others who stutter, share experiences, practice your speaking skills, and work on moving forward with dignity and respect.

When: The stuttering support group meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 7:00pm.

Meeting at New Orleans Speech and Hearing Center-

1636 Toledano Street

New Orleans, LA 70115

Who: People who stutter of all ages, family members of people who stutter, and anyone interested in stuttering

Contact Geoff Coalson at geoff.coalson@gmail.com or 832-797-7675 for more details.