There are a variety of reasons why a family may pursue developmental testing, counseling, or therapy 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.

If you don't wish to obtain an evaluation through your local public school, there are other professionals who are qualified to provide a diagnosis. Refer to articles such as these from CalPoly Disability Resource Center, Reading Rockets, and Integrated Learning Strategies to find the right professional.

Gifted and talented children also may benefit from testing and 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, all recommended by other NH families. Some provide treatment, services, and coaching. This is not an endorsement or recommendation of any particular service or provider.

ACT Dyslexia Solutions
80 Nashua Road, Building B
Londonderry, NH 03053

Adaptive Pediatric Therapy
PO Box 665
Portsmouth, NH 03081

Anchored Reading
Remote Tutoring

Back in the Saddle Equine Therapy Center (BITS ETC)
334 College Hill Road
Hopkinton, NH 03229

Balanced Speech Therapy
Upper Valley region of NH, online available

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

Capital Kids Therapy
124 Hall Street, suite H
Concord, NH 03301

The Carriage Barn - Equine Assisted Activities and Therapies
10 Trundlebed Lane
Kensington, NH 03833

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

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

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

Community Crossroads
8 Commerce Drive, unit 801
Atkinson, NH 03811

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

Easterseals, NH
various locations

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

Lilly Hamlin
Hamlin Consulting

Happier Trails
130 Corn Hill Road
Boscawen, NH 03303

Harmony Reins
Deerfield, NH

Hoofprint Path
Derry, NH

Dawn Huebner, Ph.D.
2 Franklin Street
Exeter, NH 03833

Peter K. Isquith, Ph.D.
Developmental Neuropsychology
221 US Route 5 S, unit 15
Norwich, VT 05055-9523

Kids Achieve Occupational Therapy
36 Country Club Road, suite 823
Gilford, NH 03249

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

Little Bridges
2425 Lafayette Road, suite 2
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Milestones Pediatric Therapy Center
58 Hawthorne Drive
Bedford, NH 03110

Morning Star Psychological Services
1 Chalet Drive, suite 105
Wilton, NH 03086

Mosaic Learning
40 Thorndike Street
Concord, NH 03301

Moving Kids Forward
547 Amherst Street, Suite 102
Nashua, NH 03063

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

Neuropsychology & Education Services for Children & Adolescents (NESCA)
75 Gilcrest Road, suite 305
Londonderry, NH 03053

NH Children's Behavioral Health - FAST Forward

New England Audiology & Hearing Aids
1 Pillsbury Street
Concord, NH 03301 and
2075 South Willow Street
Manchester, NH 03103

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

North Star Education Services
288 Route 101, suite 101
Bedford, NH 03110

OT Works for Kidz
3 Industrial Drive, Unit 1
Windham, NH 03087

Parent Information Center (PIC) of NH
54 Old Suncook Road
Concord, NH 03301

Pediatric Therapy Center
locations in Nashua, Salem, Manchester, and Concord

Play and Prosper Therapy
PO Box 10426
Bedford, NH 03110

Portsmouth Neuropsychology Center
501 Islington Street, Suite 1F
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Reading Foundation
10 Northern Blvd, unit 19
Amherst, NH 03031

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

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

Silver Mountain Center
449 Dodge Hollow Road
Lempster, NH

Simplified Speech Solutions
184 Key Road, suite B
Keene, NH 03431

Stepping Stones Pediatric Therapy
136 Harvey Road, unit A102
Londonderry, NH 03053

Swing for the Stars
2 Pillsbury Street, suite 404
Concord, NH 03301

Through the Trees
133 Main Street
Epping, NH 03042

Tiny Talkers Speech Therapy
Concord, NH

Touchstone Neurodevelopmental Center
304 Cambridge Road, suite 320
Woburn, MA 01801

University of New Hampshire Community Literacy Center
University of NH
62 College Road
Durham, NH 03824

University of New Hampshire Therapeutic Riding Program
278 Mast Road Extension
Durham, NH 03824

Upreach - Therapeutic Equestrian Center
153 Paige Hill Road
Goffstown, NH 03045

Amber White, MS, CCC-SLP
Virtual Voice Therapy

Visual Victory Training Center
150 Griffin Road, suite 3
Portsmouth, NH 03801

Wolfe Education Services, LLC
19 Hampton Road, Bldg B, ste 10
Exeter, NH


If you know other testing providers that would be helpful to add to our list, please contact us at


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 Department of Health and Human Services Comprehensive Assessment for Treatment (CAT) for Children's Behavioral Health

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 Empowering Families for Homeschool Success Resources to Support Students with Dyslexia





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


Helpful Articles

ADDitude: When Traditional Schools Fail Your Child - Home to Homeschool

Dog Digz: Is a Therapy Dog Right for Your Child with Autism Special Needs Homeschooling

International Dyslexia Association: Why Homeschool a Student With Dyslexia

The Homeschool Mom: Homeschooling a Child on the Autistic Spectrum