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ABOUT DR. STEIN

 

Dr. David Stein is a pediatric psychologist specializing in neuropsychological testing.  Dr. Stein has many years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults through his work at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, in various schools, and at New England Neurodevelopment.  Dr. Stein completed his undergraduate education at Tufts University, his doctorate at William James College, and his clinical training through Harvard Medical School at the Cambridge Hospital and Boston Children's Hospital.  

 

Dr. Stein is well-versed and experienced in working with medical providers, independent schools, school systems, colleges, and educational institutions.  This allows Dr. Stein and our team at NEN to make practical and meaningful recommendations that are understood and accepted by educational and treatment teams.

 

Contact Dr. Stein by email by clicking here.  

Team
Experience

2010 - 2016 | Attending Psychologist, Boston Children’s Hospital

2010 - 2016 | Instructor, Harvard Medical School

2016 - present | Founder & Director, New England Neurodevelopment, LLC

Honors

2002 | Magna Cum Laude, Tufts University

 

2002 | Golden Key National Honor Society, Tufts University

 

2009 - 2010 | Leadership Education in Neurodevelopment and Related Disorders (LEND) Fellow, Children's Hospital Boston/Harvard Medical School

 

2015 | Mintz Award for Distinguished Alumni, William James College

2017| Gerber Foundation Lectureship, The Helen Devos Children’s Hospital.  Grand Rapids, MI.

2018| Shriener Lectureship, Indiana University Medical School.  Indianapolis, IN.

2019| Distinguished Speaker Series Lecturer, The Children's Center for Communication at the Beverly School for the Deaf

2021| Keynote Speaker, New England Association of Learning Specialists (NEALS)

Education/Training

B.A. | Tufts University, with High Honors 2002
 

Psy.D. | William James College 2008
 

Internship | Harvard Medical School, The Cambridge Hospital 2008
 

Fellowship | Harvard Medical School, Boston Children's Hospital 2010

Research Methods | Certificate in Applied Biostatistics, Harvard Clinical and Translational Research Center (CATALYST) 2012

Memberships

2003 - Present | American Psychological Association (APA)

 

2009 - Present | Society for Clinical Neuropsychology (APA Div 40)

 

​2021- Present | Massachusetts Neuropsychological Society

 

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ABOUT BETHANY COLAVINCENZO, Ed.M.

 

Bethany Colavincenzo, Ed.M. is an educational specialist with expertise in assessment of learning and neurodevelopmental disorders.  She is a former classroom teacher who, after receiving her master’s degree in education, served as an Educational Specialist in the Developmental Medicine Center at Children's Hospital Boston for three years.  Bethany has worked with children and adolescents as a tutor and organizational aide, and she spent two years working on educational reform and policy for a child advocacy non-profit in Washington D.C.  She also maintained a private practice for educational consulting and assessment prior to joining New England Neurodevelopment.  

 

Bethany has significant experience in assessment of children with ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, and medical and genetic disorders.  She holds a B.S. in Psychology from Duke University and a Master's in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she was the recipient of the merit-based Leadership in Education Award.  

Contact Bethany by email by clicking here

Education/Training

B.S. | Duke University 2003

Ed.M. | Harvard Graduate School of Education 2008

Honors

Leadership in Education Award |  Harvard Graduate School of Ed.

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ABOUT BETHANY COLAVINCENZO, Ed.M.

 

Bethany Colavincenzo, Ed.M. is an educational specialist with expertise in assessment of learning and neurodevelopmental disorders.  She is a former classroom teacher who, after receiving her master’s degree in education, served as an Educational Specialist in the Developmental Medicine Center at Children's Hospital Boston for three years.  Bethany has worked with children and adolescents as a tutor and organizational aide, and she spent two years working on educational reform and policy for a child advocacy non-profit in Washington D.C.  She also maintained a private practice for educational consulting and assessment prior to joining New England Neurodevelopment.  

 

Bethany has significant experience in assessment of children with ADHD, learning disabilities, autism, and medical and genetic disorders.  She holds a B.S. in Psychology from Duke University and a Master's in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she was the recipient of the merit-based Leadership in Education Award.  

Contact Bethany by email by clicking here

ABOUT DR. LIN 

 

Christina Lin, Psy.D. is a post-doctoral neuropsychology associate.  She completed her doctoral training at William James College and is currently completing her post-doctoral training in pediatric neuropsychology at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Lin is available on a limited basis working under the supervision of Dr. Stein.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology and Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Providence College, where she was also a Neuroscience minor. Following her undergraduate studies and before pursuing her doctorate, Christina ran an after-school program at a Soundbridge, a regional preschool that provides specialized expertise and technology to promote listening and speaking in children with hearing loss.  Dr. Lin served as a testing assistant for two years at NEN while completing her doctorate, and we are thrilled that she has returned as a post-doctoral associate.  

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ABOUT AMANDA DERBY, ED.M.

Amanda Derby, Ed.M., is a testing assistant at NEN and a third-year clinical psychology doctoral candidate at William James College in Newton, MA. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Lehigh University and Master's in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Following her undergraduate and graduate education, she worked as a Clinical Research Coordinator at Cadence Academy Preschool, previously Beginnings School and Child Development Center, a Youth Educator at Jewish Family & Children's Service, and as a Behavioral Therapist at ABA Behavior Solutions. Upon beginning her studies at William James College, Amanda expanded her clinical work by completing practicum at Solomon Schechter Day School and McLean Hospital's Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Institute. In addition to her work at NEN, Amanda will be completing an advanced practicum at Franciscan's Children's Outpatient Program this upcoming year.
ABOUT ANDREW KARP, MA

Andrew Karp, M.A., CRC, CSP is a testing assistant at NEN and a fourth-year clinical psychology doctoral candidate at William James College with a concentration in neuropsychology. Andrew
holds a board certification in the administration of psy
chological measures (CSP) and has participated in the psychological evaluation of children, teens, and adults in a variety of setting since 2015. He received his Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Rhode Island and his Master of Arts from Salve Regina University in Rehabilitation Counseling, where he specialized in the evaluation and treatment of individuals with traumatic brain injuries. Following the completion of his Master’s degree, Andrew held employment as the assistant director of clinical services at a head trauma rehabilitation program based in the North Shore of Massachusetts. Upon beginning his studies at William James College, Andrew gained further
exposure and experience in the assessment of children with acquired neurocognitive and neurodevelopmental disorders at Autism Cares Partners in Warwick, RI. Andrew then transitioned to Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School where he
completed his clinical rotation in the Department of Ambulatory Psychiatry. Andrew has remained at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for his fourth externship where he is presently conducting neuropsychological assessments with adult and geriatric populations.

 
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ABOUT AMANDA PRIEST, MS

Amanda Priest, M.S., is a testing assistant at NEN and a third-year counseling psychology doctoral candidate at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Boston. She began her career as a special education teacher, working with children with a variety of emotional and behavioral needs. These experiences inspired her to transition into the mental health field, and she received a Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Merrimack College in 2020. As a doctoral student at UMass Boston, Amanda has completed internships and practicums at The Lighthouse School and the McLean-Franciscan Community Based Acute Treatment (CBAT) Unit. Additionally, she is currently completing a practicum at Franciscan Children's Hospital in the Behavioral Health Services outpatient department.  
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