Ashley Stoffel

Ashley Stoffel

Clinical Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy

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1919 W. Taylor St., 351 AHSB

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Office Hours

By appointment


Dr. Stoffel teaches Occupational Performance in Children and Introduction to Advanced OT Practice. She co-teaches Cognition and Perception in Action, contributes to the pediatric module in Functional Movement and Mobility and is a facilitator for Synthesis II. She is developing and works as an OT through the UIC OT Faculty Practice: Children, Youth & Families division. Dr. Stoffel serves as the occupational therapy discipline and training coordinator for the Illinois Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities (LEND) Program. Dr. Stoffel's scholarly interests include promoting family-centered services to young children and families in diverse Early Intervention and community settings. She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association Early Intervention/Early Childhood Community of Practice; co-founder and facilitator of the IL Early Intervention and Schools Community of Practice; and is actively engaged at the local, state and national level in early childhood groups, resource development and presentations.

Selected Grants

American Occupational Therapy Foundation, Promoting Participation among Latino Children with ASD, Co-I

Maternal and Child Health Bureau, Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) interdisciplinary training program, Occupational Therapy Discipline and Training Coordinator

Service to the Community

Health and Diversity Academy Advisor for the following community sites: Gigi's Playhouse and Marillac St. Vincent

Leadership in the Profession

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Member, Early Childhood Community of Practice

Illinois Occupational Therapy Association (ILOTA), Co-Chair, Archives Committee

Illinois Early Intervention and Schools Community of Practice, Co-Founder and Co-Facilitator

Notable Honors

2018 - Fellow of the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), AOTA

2017 - Applied Health Sciences Educator of the Year, UIC College of Applied Health Sciences


OTD, Washington University in St. Louis, 2006
BS, Chemistry and Spanish, University of Indianapolis, 2003