Dr. Ashley Kniola is a first-year postdoctoral fellow in clinical psychology in Kennedy Krieger Institute’s Department of Neuropsychology. She works with children, adolescents and their families’ by conducting assessments in the Targeted Assessment Clinic and Executive Functioning Clinic. Additionally, she holds a caseload of outpatient therapy clients through the Kennedy Krieger’s Psychiatric Mental Health Program. Dr. Kniola also participates in research and teaching at the undergraduate level.
Dr. Kniola earned her BA in Psychology from California State Polytechnic University, Humboldt. That was followed by a MS in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, FL, where she would later receive a PsyD in Clinical Psychology. She completed a predoctoral internship in Clinical Psychology with the South Florida Consortium Internship Program (SFCIP), Child Provider Specialists.
Dr. Kniola’s research interests include the relationship between cognitive functioning and severity of autism spectrum disorder, discrepancies in parent report during the assessment process, program evaluation and the impact of weight bias on the treatment of clients.