My experience enables me to offer an individualized and effective approach to neuropsychological assessment and care. I assess a wide range of medical, mental health, and learning disorders, including the neuropsychological impact of complex medical disorders, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, learning disabilities, social and emotional disorders, intellectual disability, and other developmental and neurodevelopmental disorders. I specialize in pediatric and young adult evaluations. I also provide a neutral ground to individuals, families, and school.
My focus is to help individuals better understand their strengths and weaknesses, neurocognitive functioning, and the impact on school, work, or daily functioning. I help people energize, and become aware of their inner strengths. I achieve this by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customizing a treatment plan.
My promise is to be there for you every step of your journey. My goal is to help you grow, heal from your concerns, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
I am at my private practice at N.E.A.T. (Neuropsychology Education Assessment & Treatment) in Los Altos on Thur-Fri. I am at Stanford Children's Health, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford Mon-Wed.
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Neuropsychology is a sub-specialty of clinical psychology that specializes in the diagnostic assessment and treatment of individuals with disorders related to cognitive, academic, learning, social, emotional, or other developmental issues.
What distinguishes a clinical neuropsychologist from other clinical psychologists is an extensive knowledge of the brain-behavior relationship, including an understanding of areas such as neurocognitive functioning, neuroanatomy, neurological illness and injury, neurodevelopment, the use of neuropsychological tests to accurately assess cognitive deficits, emotional disorders, behavioral disturbances, and the management/treatment of brain injured or neurocognitively impaired individuals.
Dr. Ambler is a neuropsychologist who holds an advanced degree in clinical psychology (a doctorate level qualification: Ph.D.) and has completed further studies and training in neuropsychology, neurology, and related disciplines.
- Neuropsychological, Psychological, and Psycho-Educational assessments
- Consultations and Follow-up services
- Individualized Treatment Plans
- Attendance at IEP/504 meetings
- Conduct School Observations
- Provide Independent Educational Evaluations
- Communicate with referring doctor or school
-Assist with post-concussion return-to-play and return-to-school decisions
-Assist with return to school or work following medical illness
- Assessments are often requested for learning disorder evaluations, ADHD, developmental disorder, emotional problems, social concerns, language impairment, cognitive deficits, intellectual disability, brain injury, concussion, anxiety, depression, autism, behavior problems, school reentry, mental health concerns, executive functioning, and other areas tailored to referral concerns.
A typical assessment may include an evaluation of:
- General Intellect
- Cognitive Ability
- Achievement skills (reading, writing, and math)
- Executive Function (e.g., organization, planning, impulse control, self-regulation, emotional control, initiation, time management, and working memory)
- Attention and Concentration
- Processing Speed
- Learning and Memory
- Visual-Spatial and Perceptual Skills
- Motor Coordination
- Sensory Processing
- Behavioral Functioning
- Emotional Well-being
- Social Skills
- Post-Concussion evaluations
- School Observation
Some abilities may be measured in more detail than others, depending on the individual's needs. A detailed history is also obtained.
I am at Stanford Children's Health, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Mon-Wed.
I am at my private office at N.E.A.T. (Neuropsychology Education Assessment and Treatment) in Los Altos
340 2nd Street, Los Altos, California 94022, United States