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 and Functional Movement and Mobility. She is the director of the UIC OT Faculty Practice: Children, Youth & Families which provides occupational therapy services to children and families in the Chicago area. 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 engagement with young children and families in diverse Early Intervention and community settings. She is the co-facilitator 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

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

Leadership in the Profession

American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), Co-Facilitator, 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

Illinois Early Intervention Coalition, Member, Occupational Therapy Representative

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

2020 - UIC Teaching Recognition Program Award, UIC

2018, 2020 - UIC Occupational Therapy Department Excalibur Award for Teaching Excellence, UIC College of Applied Health Sciences, selected by graduating MS Occupational Therapy students


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