There are a variety of reasons why a family may pursue developmental testing or counseling services. This can be helpful if the child enrolls in classes at schools or private organizations for advanced academic or enrichment programs. Sometimes parents suspect a learning disability and formal testing can qualify the child for an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or 504 plan which then may be used for accommodations for other formal tests such as the SAT or ACT. Many institutions require re-testing every three to five years.

Refer to our page Children with Special Needs for information re testing available through public schools, and additional support organizations and groups.

Gifted and talented children also may benefit from counseling services that are accustom to dealing with their unique socio-emotional needs. Although specifically written for IQ testing, Hoagie's Gifted page has several helpful suggestions regarding how to find the right counselor for your child's needs. We have more information and resources for G/T students on this page.

Below is a list of various providers and resources available in the state. Some provide treatment and coaching. This is not an endorsement or recommendation of any particular service or provider.

 

Adaptive Pediatric Therapy
PO Box 665
Portsmouth, NH 03081
207-370-1744

Behavioral and Neutrodevelopmental Services (BANDS) through
Children's Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock
locations in Keene, Lebanon, and Manchester

Capital Kids Occupational Therapy
124 Hall Street, suite H
Concord, NH 03301
603-228-9160

The Center for Exceptional Children and Families
280 Pleasant Street, suite 13
Concord, NH 03301
603-217-5320

Center for Life Management
10 Tsienneto Road
Derry, NH 03038   and
103 Stiles Road
Salem, NH 03079
603-434-1577

The Children's Dyslexia Centers
locations in Nashua and Rochester

Children's Neuropsychological Services
26 Chestnut Street, suite 2E
Andover, MA 01810
additional offices including one in Exeter, NH
978-749-2700

Community Crossroads
8 Commerce Drive, unit 801
Atkinson, NH 03811
603-893-1299

Disability Rights Center NH
64 North Main Street, suite 2, 3rd floor
Concord, NH 03301
603-228-0432, 800-834-1721

Dr. Jeff Drayer
Wellesley, MA
781-237-1174   and
South Easton, MA
508-297-02921

Easterseals, NH
various locations
603-206-6603

Elliot Health System, Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics
275 Mammoth Road, suite 1
Manchester, NH 03209
603-663-3222

Lilly Hamlin
Hamlin Consulting
lhamlin@hamlin-consulting.com
603-460-5958

Dawn Huebner, Ph.D.
2 Franklin Street
Exeter, NH 03833
603-778-0408

Peter K. Isquith, Ph.D.
Developmental Neuropsychology
221 US Route 5 S, unit 15
Norwich, VT 05055-9523
603-643-1999
peter@QPsych.com

LifeStance Health (formerly the Counseling Center of New England)
1 Main Street
Nashua, NH 03064
603-883-0005

Little Bridges
2425 Lafayette Road, suite 2
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-373-8467

Milestones Pediatric Therapy Center
58 Hawthorne Drive
Bedford, NH 03110
603-232-5922

Neurodevelopmental Institute of NH (NINH)
171 Londonderry Turnpike
Hooksett, NH 03106
603-621-9870    and
603 Main Street
Gorham, NH 03581
603-215-6482

NH Children's Behavioral Health - FAST Forward
603-271-5075

New Hampshire Family Voices
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
800-852-3345 x4525 and 603-271-4525
nhfamilyvoices@nhfv.org

North Star Education Services
288 Route 101, suite 101
Bedford, NH 03110
603-488-1264

Parent Information Center (PIC) of NH
54 Old Suncook Road
Concord, NH 03301
603-224-7005

Pediatric Therapy Center
locations in Nashua, Salem, Manchester, and Concord
603-882-4500

Play and Prosper Therapy
PO Box 10426
Bedford, NH 03110
978-228-1231

Portsmouth Neuropsychology Center
501 Islington Street, Suite 1F
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-433-0800

Reading Foundation
10 Northern Blvd, unit 19
Amherst, NH 03031
readingfoundation_rf@yahoo.com
603-882-0992

Seacoast Learning Center
Children's Dyslexia Centers, Inc.
29 Hanson Street
Rochester, NH 03867
603-335-6779

Seacoast Mental Health Center
1145 Sagamore Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-431-6703   and
30 Magnolia Lane
Exeter, NH 03833
603-772-2710

Silver Mountain Center
449 Dodge Hollow Road
Lempster, NH
603-863-7292

Swing for the Stars
2 Pillsbury Street, suite 404
Concord, NH 03301
603-228-7827

Through the Trees
133 Main Street
Epping, NH 03042
603-793-7189

Tiny Talkers Speech Therapy
Concord, NH
860-878-1219

Touchstone Neurodevelopmental Center
304 Cambridge Road, suite 320
Woburn, MA 01801
781-497-8164

University of New Hampshire Community Literacy Center
University of NH
62 College Road
Durham, NH 03824
603-862-3733

Amber White, MS, CCC-SLP
Virtual Voice Therapy
info@virtualvoicetherapy.com
603-259-4212

Wolfe Education Services, LLC
19 Hampton Road, Bldg B, ste 10
Exeter, NH
818-720-6008

 

If you know other testing providers that would be helpful to add to our list, please contact us at info@granitestatehomeeducators.org.

 

Other Resources:

Hoagies' Gifted Education

Mensa: Gifted Youth

NH Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders

NH Department of Education, Special Education resources

NH Department of Health and human Services, Bureau of Family Assistance

NH Family Voices - Maneuvering Through the Maze

NH State Advisory Committee on the Education of Students/Children with Disabilities (SAC)
meets monthly in Concord from September through May

SpedHomeschool.com: Empowering Families for Homeschool Success

Understood

WrightsLaw

 

 

Financial Assistance:

Annie's Angels

DHHS Bureau of Special Medical Services (birth to age 21)

High Hopes Foundation - Keene, NH

Harry Gregg Foundation

Lucas' Helping Hands - Rochester, NH

NH Partners in Health - children with chronic health conditions

 

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