Welcome to NESCA

Neuropsychology & Education Services for Children & Adolescents is a pediatric neuropsychology practice and integrative treatment center with offices in Newton, Massachusetts, and Londonderry, New Hampshire, serving clients from preschool through young adulthood and their families. Founded in 2007 by Dr. Ann Helmus, the practice now includes a growing number of experienced neuropsychologists, transition specialists and other skilled practitioners. From the first, we have worked very hard to set new standards for strong evaluations conducted with genuine warmth in a “non-clinical,” low-stress environment, with the goal of creating enduring and productive relationships with the people we serve.

What We Offer:

Neuropsychological Evaluation

Thorough evaluations; insightful reports; persuasive recommendations.

International Evaluations

Streamlined service delivery and logistical support for the traveling family.

Transition Services

A specialized team approach to transition assessment, consultation, planning and support.

Behavioral Services

Parent and school staff training; behavior plan development; and program consultation.

Therapeutic Yoga

Focused on self-awareness and the development of self-regulation skills.

Integrative Treatment

Counseling psychotherapies, Japanese acupuncture, mindfulness, and yoga.

School Consultation and Parent Training

A wide range of services in support of schools (public and private) and parents.

Referrals and Other Resources

Extensive referral database of qualified professionals and other practitioners.

I wanted you to know that we finally reached a comprehensive agreement with our school district for (our son’s) case. While many people made this happen, we are chiefly indebted to you. Your skilled analysis at each step made it possible for us to credibly demonstrate his needs. Additionally, though, your testing and thoughtful analysis has done more than anything to help us, as parents, understand how (our son’s) brain sees the world. For this, we can never repay you.

- A grateful parent

Types of challenges we typically evaluate and treat:

• Reading problems (including dyslexia) and academic issues

• Language-based, nonverbal and other learning disabilities

• Autism Spectrum and Social Communications disorders

• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADD/ADHD)

• Executive functioning deficits

• Emotional issues including anxiety and depression

• Intellectual disabilities

• Complex presentations that don't fit neatly into a diagnostic category

Over the last 10 years, you have consistently been a source of support and advice, rescuing the most difficult situations. You have always accommodated my needs to fit within your hectic schedule. Words cannot express my appreciation.

- Parent, Arlington, MA