New England Pediatric Services (NEPS) is a private, multi-disciplinary, pediatric therapy clinic in Bedford, New Hampshire.
We are passionate about providing developmental, evidence-based services 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.
Our Areas of Specialty:
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..
Selective Mutism (SM) is an anxiety-based disorder that causes individuals not to speak in specific settings or with specific listeners despite speaking freely when they are in a comfortable setting.
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 the family realizes she/he is not able to speak to teachers and/or peers. This can feel like a scary time for parents.
There are wonderful resources available though and with appropriate supports in place, an individual at any age can find their voice, it’s never too late! Typically, SM does not resolve without intervention.
If it is left untreated, selective mutism can severely impact a child’s self-esteem, social development and education. SM is typically best supported by a team approach and active parent and school involvement. To learn more, visit 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.
Visit www.asha.org for more information on appropriate sound development or call us to schedule an articulation assessment..
Language Disorders are disorders that involve the processing of linguistic information. Problems that may be experienced can involve grammar (syntax and/or morphology), semantics (meaning), 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 can affect both spoken and written language, and can also affect sign language; typically, all forms of language will be impaired.
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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