New England Pediatric Services (NEPS) is a private, multi-disciplinary, pediatric therapy clinic in Bedford, New Hampshire.
We are passionate about providing developmental and evidence-based services using a “whole child” philosophy while working closely with the families we serve.
Our mission to help is simple:
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a unique and complex disorder characterized by differences in learning style, difficulties in social interaction and communication, differences across functional emotional developmental capacities, and repetitive behaviors. The DSM-5 diagnostic manual merged all ASD disorders into one umbrella diagnosis of Autistic Disorders. Distinct subtypes were previously recognized, including; autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome.
Our Areas of Specialty:
At New England Pediatric Services, we use an eclectic approach when working with children who have a diagnosis of ASD including DIRFloortime principles, broad behavioral strategies, sensory integration, social communication, and play therapy. Using the principles of a relationship based approach, we taylor each child’s plan of care to best support her/his areas of potential growth.
Selective mutism is an anxiety-based disorder that causes individuals not to speak in specific settings or with specific listeners despite the ability to speak when they are with comfortable listeners.
If it is left untreated, selective mutism can severely impact a child’s development and education. SM is typically best supported by a team approach and active parent and school involvement. To learn more, visit our page on Teaming up on Selective Mutism: a relationship-based treatment model and www.selectivemutism.org.
An Articulation Disorder involves difficulty forming sounds correctly. Young children often make speech errors, for instance, many young children will use a “w” sound in place of an “r” sound (e.g., “wabbit” for “rabbit”). The child may have an articulation disorder if these errors continue past the expected age.
Language Disorders are disorders that involve the processing of linguistic information. Problems that may be experienced can involve syntax and/or morphology (grammar), semantics (meaning), pragmatics (social) or other aspects of language.
These problems may be receptive (involving impaired language comprehension), expressive (involving language production), or a combination of both. Examples include specific language impairment and aphasia, among others.
Language disorders may affect both spoken and written language and can dramatically impact a child’s life. To schedule a comprehensive assessment or free screening, please contact us.
Physical Therapy is intended to habilitate, or rehabilitate, physical impairments and promote mobility, function, and quality of life through examination, diagnosis, and physical intervention.
Areas of expertise within our practice include treatment of developmental delays, high-risk infants, Torticollis, Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Spina Bifida, Hypotonia, pediatric orthopedic conditions, medically fragile clients, disturbances of coordination, balance or gait, and orthotic and adaptive equipment evaluations.
Occupational Therapy is the use of assessment and treatment to develop, recover, or maintain the skills needed for activities of daily living. Occupational Therapy interventions focus on adapting the environment, modifying the task, teaching the skill, and educating the client/family in order to increase participation and performance.
Areas of expertise within our practice include fine motor development, motor planning, sensory integration, handwriting, feeding, and self-regulation.
Children with sensory integration disorders experience problems with their sense of touch, smell, hearing, taste and/or sight. Along with these, children can have difficulties in movement, coordination and sensing where one’s body is in a given space, gravitational insecurity.
Sensory integration disorders are prevalent for children who have neurological differences, such as autism spectrum disorder.