I'm Here to Listen
I'm Here to Listen
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 sequelae 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 neuropsychology 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 Tuesday and Thursday evenings, and on Saturday. I am at Stanford Children's Health, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford Monday through Friday.
Neuropsychology is a sub-specialty of clinical psychology specializing 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 assess cognitive deficits accurately, emotional disorders, behavioral disturbances, and the management/treatment of brain-injured or neurocognitively impaired individuals.
Dr. Ambler is a Neuropsychologist, Licensed Clinical Psychologist in California (PSY21335), 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, Psycho-Educational eval
- Consultations and Follow-up services
- Individualized Treatment Plans
- Attendance at IEP/504 meetings
- Conduct School Observations
- Provide Independent Educational Evaluations
- Post-concussion assessment
-Assist with return to school or work following medical illness
- Learning dissability , ADHD, autism, language impairment, cognitive deficits, intellectual disability, brain injury, executive functioning, and other areas tailored to referral concerns
A typical assessment may include an evaluation of:
- General Intellect and Cognitive Ability
- Achievement (reading, writing, math)
- Executive Function, Attention and Concentration
- Processing Speed
- Learning and Memory
- Language and Visual-Spatial Processing
- Motor Coordination and Sensory Processing
- Social, Emotional, and Behavioral Assessment
Some abilities may be measured in more detail than others, depending on the individual's needs. A detailed history is also obtained.
Thank you for contacting me. I am at Stanford Children's Health, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital, Monday through Friday. I am in my private practice in downtown Los Altos on Saturdays, Tuesday evenings, or Thursday evenings.