Dr. Laura Ambrose is a clinical psychologist specializing in developmental and neuropsychological assessment. Dr. Ambrose has worked with children, adolescents, and young adults with neurodevelopmental disabilities across a range of settings, including public and private schools, hospitals, and community clinics. Dr. Ambrose aims to support families in understanding their child’s strengths and identifying current developmental needs and functioning, with the goal of designing comprehensive treatment plans across domains.
As a Nationally Certified School Psychologist, Dr. Ambrose is well versed in providing consultation, assessment, and treatment for school age youth with complex challenges, including developmental disabilities, learning disabilities, behavior challenges, and mood disorders. Dr. Ambrose greatly enjoys supporting families through consultation and collaboration with school teams. Additionally, Dr. Ambrose has provided teacher-training workshops in tiered systems of support, both Positive Behavioral Supports and Response to Intervention, alongside having implemented a teacher training program focused on the provision of evidence based and culturally response curricula.
Dr. Ambrose earned her BA degree from University College Dublin, and earned both her Master’s of Arts and Doctorate Degree in School Psychology from the University of Montana. She completed her doctoral training at the Kennedy Krieger Institute/Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, with a focus on Pediatric Developmental Disorders. Dr. Ambrose has also completed three years of training through the nationwide Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities program, with a focus on Autism Spectrum Disorders. Dr. Ambrose has published articles on the use of multi-method assessment in identifying creatively gifted students, the development of a teacher training program for vocabulary teaching strategies, and on factors impacting caregiver fidelity of data collection throughout the course of treatment. Dr. Ambrose has also presented nationally on the utility of video modeling as a means of generalizing social skills across settings for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Dr. Ambrose is a member of the American Psychological Association and the National Association of School Psychologists.