Meet our new Assessment Coordinator and Family Support Specialist helping families navigate new diagnoses
As a practice, we are always seeking to innovate and evolve in the name of best supporting our client families. With a combined 60 years of practice, we’ve learned that navigating a new learning difference or mental/behavioral health diagnosis can be an isolating and confusing experience. From the time you suspect a problem, through the assessment process and diagnosis, and especially when coordinating an intervention plan with your child’s school, having expert guidance can help you avoid common barriers and streamline the experience.
That’s why we are excited to welcome our new Assessment Coordinator and Family Support Specialist, Amber Napier, to the Wright Psychology team.
In this newly established role, Amber will coordinate all of the logistical pieces of our assessments, ensuring families understand each phase of the assessment process and answer all their questions. She will provide regular communications and reminders so that students and their families feel prepared and supported along the journey. Once the assessment is completed by the psychologist and results are shared, Amber will work with families to overcome any barriers to seeking needed care, such as accessing counseling appointments, medication evaluations, and seeking accommodations at school (through IEP or 504 Plans, or through learning plans at a private school). And the best part? No extra costs to our clients! All of Amber’s support services are included in our flat assessment fee.
“Because of her past experience and training as both an elementary school counselor and classroom teacher, Amber understands how to navigate school systems and advocate for students with learning differences,” said Dr. Maggie Wright, licensed psychologist and founder/CEO of Wright Psychology. “We know Amber will be a wonderful addition to our team and an invaluable partner to our client families.”
Prior to joining Wright Psychology, Amber served as an Elementary Professional School Counselor for Jefferson County Public Schools. She has also served as a classroom teacher in kindergarten through fourth grade. Amber has a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education with a specialization in Social and Behavioral Science from the University of Kentucky and a Masters of Education in School Counseling from Indiana University Southeast.
Amber and her husband Alex are parents to four children (ages 10, 8, 6, and 3). In her spare time she enjoys watching her kids participate in sports including soccer, basketball, football, volleyball, and everything in between! You can read more about Amber here (link to bio)