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Reviews: Here is what patients and families have to say about our work. 

Testimonial from the parents of a 10-year-old girl


From start to finish, Dr. Stein and the NEN team led a model process for our 10-year old daughter’s comprehensive evaluation.  Unquestionably a subject matter expert, Dr. Stein orchestrated the process with a unique human touch that stood out as exceptional.  Near the end of our discussion of his findings, we expressed concern about how to share the results with our daughter when she got off the bus later that day.  Dr. Stein immediately asked us when the bus arrived and arranged to meet with us with our daughter over zoom when she got off of the bus that afternoon!  This exemplifies how Dr. Stein puts the “care” in health care.  We feel lucky to have been referred to this team.


Testimonial from the parents of three children seen at NEN:


We have worked with Dr. Stein and his team four times over the course of four years.  The first time was for a full evaluation of one of our sons following a superficial evaluation conducted at his school.  Most recently, New England Neurodevelopment evaluated all three of our sons. 


The written reports and meetings to review the results for our sons were not only clear and thorough to us, as parents, but also immediately useful and clear to their schools.  The guidance counselor at one of their schools commented that Dr. Stein’s report was the best she had seen because it took into account not only the needs of our son, but also the reality of what the school was going to be able to provide.  This meant that we had no challenges whatsoever with our son getting the accommodations he needed in a timely fashion and allowed us to partner with his school, rather than to have to fight with them.   


In every interaction with Dr. Stein and his team, we were struck by their efficiency, warmth, and total professionalism.  Our sons were treated kindly and patiently.  Dr. Stein and his team were able to establish an immediate rapport with each of them in a way that allowed them to get an accurate evaluation of their abilities and challenges.  Each of our boys has very different strengths and challenges and Dr. Stein was able to give us clear and actionable feedback on exactly what they needed (and didn’t need).  We and our sons now have a much clearer understanding of how they learn and process information.  We felt completely supported in every way throughout the process and all of our (many) questions were answered clearly and completely – often right before we asked them!   


We highly recommend Dr. Stein and his team and we are so grateful our family was fortunate enough to work with them.  We are certain our boys will be more successful thanks to their recommendations.   

Testimonial from the parents of an adolescent:

We had our adolescent son visit Dr. Stein for a comprehensive evaluation, and we were struck immediately by Dr. Stein’s friendliness, clarity around the testing process and high degree of professionalism.  An administrator at our son’s high school—one of the top boarding schools in New England—referred us to Dr. Stein.  Previously, our son had been diagnosed with attention challenges by another psychologist — a process that took at least six months to complete.  On the testing day, Dr. Stein and his assistant spent nearly five hours with our son. Five working days later, my husband and I met with Dr. Stein so that he could review the written report with us.  The information was wonderfully detailed, replete with helpful charts and graphs, and was extremely thorough.

My husband and I were very reassured after meeting with Dr. Stein; we felt we could trust the results implicitly, and we had a high degree of confidence in his assessment. Because of his background and experience, and his “bedside manner” — of being kind, welcoming, professional and prompt—we have already recommended Dr. Stein to fellow parents and will continue to do so.

Testimonial from the parent of teens:


Uncovering learning challenges can sometimes be a long, confusing, and nebulous process for caregivers and children.  However, finding the right professional can bring clarity and direction to that process.  Working with Dr. Stein, we received metric-based findings and concrete strategies to support our students in their learning.  Dr. Stein and his team provided a holistic evaluation, underpinned by an extensive history of our children as people first and learners second. After the evaluation, we received a thoughtful explanation of the results, not only for us as parents, but more importantly for our students.  Sitting down post-testing to review a detailed list of next steps and areas of focus was invaluable.  Both as parents and students, we left feeling empowered.  Our students understood the obstacles that stood in their way and what was needed to take their development to the next level.  Additionally, if next steps required further professional evaluation or assistance, Dr. Stein could share resources to aid in those next steps.  Most importantly, the kindness, patience, and care with which Dr. Stein and his team interacted with my children were extraordinary.  Dr. Stein was an advocate for my children when they needed it most.  He validated their learning experiences through the testing process and that left them confident in advocating for themselves and trusting their intuition in future learning situations.  As parents, he partnered with us to determine next steps and be available to discuss findings even weeks and months after the initial consultation.  We have nothing but great appreciation for the work Dr. Stein and his team conducted.  Thank you!

Testimonial from the parents of a 3-year-old:

Since meeting with Dr. Stein to go over the findings of our daughter’s evaluation, I have had the opportunity to meet with a number of folks to help us find the best coping mechanisms.


While I very quickly realized that Dr. Stein was able to connect with our daughter better than most outside her immediate family, I did not initially fully appreciate the thorough examination and well-written report. I have gained a better understanding and am even more grateful that we were able to work with Dr. Stein. Literally every professional I have interacted with has gone out of her/his way to compliment your report (our child’s pediatrician, neurologist, independent OT evaluator, current school employees, public school employees, and a family member working as a school adjustment counselor). Most have also affirmatively agreed with your recommendations. The public school district representatives indicated they are going to recommend you to other families in need of similar services.


I wanted to be certain to relay how truly appreciative we are to have had the opportunity to work with New England Neurodevelopment and, in turn, facilitate our daughter receiving assistance to help her enjoy life to the fullest. You have had a significant, positive impact on our lives.  

Testimonial from the mother of a teenage male:


We were referred to see Dr. Stein by the school because of my child's difficulty in learning. Working with Dr. Stein, we were most impressed with his bedside manner and thoroughness. Dr. Stein (and his associates) were super friendly, which made my child at ease through this potentially stressful testing process. Dr. Stein administered the tests from different angles so that we would have a clearer understanding of my child's problem. He took the time to discuss the findings, provided us with the resources, and made sure that all questions were answered. We are grateful for his kindness, hard work and professionalism.


Testimonial from the mother of a 14-year-old:


Dr. Stein tested our 14-year-old son who had a high-functioning ASD diagnosis.  We have been seeing evidence of potential ADD issues as well recently and wanted to have an updated analysis of strengths and challenges before starting the application process for high school.

We highly recommend Dr. Stein.  We chose him based on a recommendation from our Newton-based consultant who has been in the field for decades.  Dr. Stein’s experience at [Boston] Children’s Hospital with kids on the ASD / ADHD spectrum as well as his ability to put our son at ease and really connect with him made him a perfect choice for us.  In addition, we found the assessment he shared with us particularly analytical, thoughtful and thorough, with specific, actionable recommendations, which is something we haven’t experienced from past assessments over the years.

We have a much better understanding of our son’s strengths and the causes of some of his challenges after having had this assessment, and we are grateful to Dr. Stein for his experience, insight and especially his interest in helping our son...  Teens’ brains change so much at this stage in their lives, and knowing more about how his ADHD and executive functioning challenges determines the conditions under which he can perform at his best is a real gift.  Armed with this knowledge, we hope to be able to help our son establish habits that will contribute to his success in high school and college as well as life beyond school. 


We are grateful to Dr. Stein for taking the time to share with us his analysis of the results, how it will affect him going forward, and his recommendations for how our son can reach his full potential. 

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