When your script exits, after ncurses_clear() was called, it could leave your terminal in an inconsistent state.
Therefore, you should call ncurses_savetty() in a constructor and nurses_resetty() in a destructor, to ensure, that your terminal is working fine after your script exits.
Here is an example code snippet, on how to use this function, without falling into trouble ;-)
<? // PHP5 Example
/* Foo constructor */
/* Initialize ncurses first */
/* Save your tty !!! */
function bar ()
/* Clear the screen and wait a few seconds */
/* Foo destructor */
/* Restore your terminal settings */
/* End ncurses and clean up */
$test_ncurses = new foo;