Q & A with Mark Stein
How long will it take for an evaluation?
It depends on the student and how flexible you are with missing school or work? Most cases are two to three sessions of 3.5 hours each. We test over a two week period typically. My staff can do at least one Saturday often to minimize missing school. Dr. Stein does not work on the weekends, but can split the testing with one of his staff to make weekends an option.
Can I use my insurance to pay for the evaluation?
We don’t contract with insurance companies. However, at the conclusion of the process we can make a superbill with procedure codes and you can submit to your carrier for an out of network benefit.
How long will it take for you to start?
This depends on numerous factors. We typically don’t have much of a waitlist since there are 4 licensed psychologists in our practice. Dr. Stein is directly involved in all the test cases regardless of whether he is the primary assessor or not. He attends the parent meeting if it is minor and collaborates with the existing treatment/academic team. Therefore, Dr. Stein has to maintain a smaller caseload to be able to coordinate and supervise all the ongoing cases.
How can my child possibly sit for 9-11 hours of testing time?
We have learned over time that we have to structure the testing so that we make it interesting in the beginning. Using the IPAD is very helpful since it provides the students with a colorful and engaging medium. We often take breaks and figure out the pacing based on the student.
What is the best way to get started?
Using the email portal on our contact us webpage is probably the best way to schedule a free phone consultation. Due to high demand Dr. Stein does not often have in-person consultations. Instead, he provides ample time on the phone to answer many of your questions and concerns.
How does one pay for this evaluation?
We have several options for clients. We often invoice clients using Square.com and collect fees through credit card. We also have set up Square installments which is which gives you the freedom to split the fee into fixed monthly payments. We also take check if necessary.