Phone: (856) 589-6644
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 fourth 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, and cooking with my husband.
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 their entire team to make the most meaningful experiences.