Ashley Stoffel

Ashley Stoffel

Clinical Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy

Office Phone

312-996-4626

Office

1919 W. Taylor St., 351 AHSB

Mail Code

811

Office Hours

By appointment

About

In the entry-level OTD program, Dr. Stoffel co-leads and contributes to several block courses including Occupational Development Across the Lifespan, Occupational Performance and Participation: Outcomes and Interventions blocks and OT Process: Application blocks. In the MS program, she leads the early intervention module in Introduction to Advanced OT Practice and co-teaches Cognition and Perception in Action. 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. She is the OT discipline coordinator & training mentor 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 AOTA Early Childhood Community of Practice; co-founder and facilitator of the IL Early Intervention and Schools OT Community of Practice; and is actively engaged at the 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

Member of the Raising Illinois Cross-System Preparation, Professional Development & Supports workgroup Occupational Therapy and Early Intervention Coalition Representative to the We, The Village (formerly Illinois Early Childhood Funding Coalition) advocacy group Occupational Therapy Representative to the Illinois Early Intervention Coalition

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

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

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

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

Education

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