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. G/T 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.

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


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

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

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

Counseling Center of Nashua
multiple locations across the state
603-883-0005 and 603-627-3111

Peg Dawson
Seacoast Mental Health Center
Portsmouth and Exeter

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

Easterseals, NH
various locations

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

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

Neurodevelopmental Institute of NH (NINH)
470 Pine Street
Manchester, NH 03104  and
38 Glenn Ave
Berlin, NH 03570

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

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

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

Silver Mountain Center
449 Dodge Hollow Road
Lempster, NH

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

Amber White, MS, CCC-SLP
Virtual Voice Therapy


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


Other Resources:

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

NH Council on Autism Spectrum Disorders

NH Family Voices - Maneuvering Through the Maze


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