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Compass Innovative Behavior Strategies’ mission is to provide personalized behavior therapy for children and adults with autism and other developmental disabilities. They offer home based behavioral therapy, parent training and support, social skills, verbal behavior and daily living skills. They also provide developmental assessments (VB-MAPP, AFLS, ABLLS, etc.), functional behavior assessment, neuropsychological evaluation, speech/language evaluation and daily living skills evaluations.
Child Development Program at CHaD provides diagnostic evaluations for young children with developmental and behavioral concerns. Pediatric specialists observe, test, and counsel families regarding the developmental/behavioral status of their child after extensive review of early intervention/school reports, family questionnaires, and examination of the child. The family receives a comprehensive care plan which may include medical, developmental, educational, and/or psychological evaluations with specific suggestions on how to implement the care plan.
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatricians can help manage children and adolescents with developmental and behavioral problems, while collaborating with your child’s primary care provider to provide exemplary care. Developmental and Behavioral Pediatricians evaluate and treat children with the following conditions:
⋅ Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
⋅ Autism Spectrum Disorders
⋅ Behavioral Difficulties of typically developing children
⋅ Behavioral and Emotional Disorders
⋅ Developmental Delays
⋅ Problems with Learning
⋅ Tic Disorders/ Tourette Syndrome
The Child Development Services Network is a collaborative, community-based approach to the provision of state-of-the-art diagnostic evaluation services to children from birth through 6 years of age suspected of or at risk for altered developmental progress. The Child Development Network Services provides: Team evaluation consisting of a pediatric neuro-developmental examination, an assessment of the child’s current developmental and cognitive functioning, speech and language, and motor development. A review of the child’s current educational and treatment program when indicated. Post-evaluation recommendations for normative, therapeutic and/or educational services and monitoring progress. These include: Identification of the child’s learning style and school program needs, referral to community resources for additional diagnostic testing, counseling or treatment services, assistance in finding appropriate community support and educational resources and follow-up monitoring or re-evaluation.
* Lebanon Area: Pediatrics and Child Development – DHMC – Tel: (603) 653-6087
* Lakes Region Area: Community Health & Hospice , Inc. Tel: (800) 524-4339 X 346
* North Country Area: North Country Child Development – Tel: (603) 788-5304
* Manchester Area: Amoskeag Health – Tel: (603) 606-5456 X 128
* Keene Child Health Services – Tel: (603) 606-5456 X 128
* Seacoast Area – Seacoast Child Development – Tel: (603) 862-0561
NACD provides neurodevelopmental evaluations and individualized programs for children and adults, updated on a quarterly basis. As a family-centered organization, NACD stresses parent training and parent implementation of the program. NACD is an eclectic organization, gathering and utilizing the newest strategies that yield success and incorporating them into programs custom-designed for each client. Support is provided to families through video reviews, e-mail and telephone sessions.
The Interdisciplinary Child Development Program at CHaD (IDCP) provides diagnostic evaluations for young children with developmental and behavioral concerns. Pediatric specialists observe, test, and counsel families regarding the developmental/behavioral status of their child after extensive review of early intervention/school reports, family questionnaires, and examination of the child. In addition the staff advises, coordinates, and educates families, primary care providers, educators, and therapists about the diagnoses and management of children and youth within their community setting. The family receives a comprehensive care plan which may include medical, developmental, educational, and/or psychological evaluations with specific suggestions on how to implement the care.
Child Development Clinics in Keene, Manchester, Laconia and North Country provide comprehensive diagnostic evaluations to assist families who have children with developmental and behavioral differences in making informed decisions regarding medical, developmental and educational needs. Services are family-centered and culturally competent. Specialty evaluations are available for children who may have Autism, A-D/HD, PTSD, and RAD.
SMS provides care coordination services; support for child development and neuromotor clinics; nutritional and feeding/swallowing consultation; psychological and physical therapy services. Special Medical Services provides medical and financial services to children with special health care needs (CSHCN). Children with special health care needs are those who have, or are at increased risk for, chronic physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional conditions, which require health and related services of a type beyond that, required by children generally.
Head Start and Early Head Start offer families a variety of program options, including center-based, home-based, or a combination of both. For infants and toddlers, the home-based option includes a socialization day at the center where parents learn parenting skills along with new ways to promote their children’s development.
Most children in New Hampshire Head Start attend five days per week for part of the day. Nationally, almost half of the children participate in a 5-day, full day program option. For New Hampshire preschoolers who need a full day program while their parents are working, training or searching for a job, some Head Start programs administer full day services, while others collaborate with local child care programs.