Phone: (856) 589-6644 ext. 3093
Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from Rowan University Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Stockton University
Mrs. Ashley Knopka (Johnston), MS, OTR/L
My name is Ashley Knopka (Johnston). I am one of the occupational therapists for Washington Township Public School District. This is my third year working within the district. I currently service Birches Elementary School and Washington Township High School.
Just a little background on me.. I received my Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from Rowan University in 2015 and I received my Master of Science in Occupational Therapy from Stockton University in 2017. My professional experiences include working with children aged 5-21 from a specialized school-based model as well as working with older adults from a sub-acute rehabilitative model. I have a passion for working with individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and I am working towards a specialized certification in Sensory Processing Disorders.
In my spare time, I enjoy going to the beach with family/friends, spending time with my (16!!) nieces and nephews, cooking with my husband and constantly learning and researching about my field.
One of my favorite quotes is, "You treat a disease; you win, you lose. You treat a person, I guarantee you win- no matter what the outcome," from the movie, Patch Adams. As an occupational therapist, it is our job to make our practice client-centered and occupation-based.. which means our approach should always be influenced by our clients and what they love to do! How great is that?! I look forward to working with you, your child and your child's entire team to make the most meaningful experiences. As stated in my bio picture, "Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much."