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 accomplish this is simple:
Provide superior speech/language, occupational and physical therapies, mental health counseling, and play therapy to help children reach their full potential.
Strive to improve each child’s quality of life by providing highly effective and creative therapy customized to meet each individual’s needs.
Provide evidence based therapy which incorporates cutting edge techniques in order to promote maximum results for children and their families.
Autism is a disorder of neural development characterized by impaired social interaction and communication and by restricted and repetitive behavior. These signs all begin before a child is three years old.
Autism affects information processing in the brain by altering how nerve cells and their synapses connect and organize; how this occurs is not well understood. It is one of three recognized disorders in the autism spectrum (ASDs), the other two being Asperger syndrome, which lacks delays in cognitive development and language, and Pervasive Developmental Disorder-Not Otherwise Specified (commonly abbreviated as PDD-NOS), which is diagnosed when the full set of criteria for autism or Asperger syndrome are not met..
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Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a unique and complex disorder involving development of the brain. ASD is characterized by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication, and repetitive behaviors. The DSM-5 diagnostic manual merged all ASD disorders into one umbrella diagnosis of ASD. Previously, they were recognized as distinct subtypes, including autistic disorder, childhood disintegrative disorder, pervasive developmental disorder-not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) and Asperger syndrome.
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 strategies, visual supports, social communication, and play therapy. We taylor each child’s plan of care to her/his specific areas of strength and areas of potential growth and always use a relationship based approach.
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 freely when they are in a comfortable setting and/or with comfortable listeners. There is a common misconception that individuals with SM are choosing not to talk, research suggests otherwise.
SM often coexists with other areas of potential growth, such as; sensory integration disorders, speech/language delays, or auditory processing disorders. SM is often identified in the preschool years when a child first goes to school and she/he is not able to speak to teachers and/or peers. More mild cases may not be identified until the late adolescent or teenage years. Though this can feel like a scary time for parents, there are wonderful resources available and with appropriate supports in place, an individual at any age can find their voice, it’s never too late!
If it is left untreated, Selective Mutism can severely impact a child’s self-esteem, self-concept, social 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.
Call/e-mail us to schedule an articulation assessment or free screening. 603-296-5241 firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit www.asha.org for more information on appropriate sound development.
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, call or e-mail 603-296-5241 email@example.com.
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.
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