Kaplan, Lillian

Curriculum Vitae

Associate Professor and Chair
Occupational Therapy

Phone: 718-262-2762
Office Location: AC-1E12G
lkaplan@york.cuny.edu

Education

Degree Institution Field Dates
PhD  Graduate Center, CUNY  Neurospsychology  2011 
MA  Queen College, CUNY  Psychology  2008 
MA  Columbia University  Motor Learning  2003 
BS  New York University  Occupational Therapy  1980 
Prior to my faculty appointment, I was director of OT services at Lamm Institute for Child Neurology treating neurologically impaired children as an occupational therapist (OT). OT treatment emphasizes learning skills that are impacted by developmental and neurological disorders to enable improved participation in home, school, and social environments. My research investigates differences in learning complex motor skills through the life span in typical and disordered populations. I explore attention as it affects complex task performance from both a developmental and neuropsychological perspective. I teach courses in neuroanatomy, cognitive neuroscience, activity analysis / motor learning , pediatric treatment, and advise research projects. I hold a recently completed PhD in neuropsychology. My dissertation examined attention processes that decline in patients with Alzheimer disease and how these declines effect every day function.

Areas of Expertise

Pediatric Occupational Therapy
Motor learning and skill acquisition
Attention, disease severity and activities of daily living in Alzheimer disease

Books in Field Of Expertise

Kaplan, L..R.. The relationship among attention, daily behavior and disease severity in patients with Alzheimer's disease.. United States, New York: ProQuest/UMI, 2011. 1-97.

Articles in Field Of Expertise

Kaplan, L.R., Foldi, N.S.. "The Complexity of Activities of Daily Living and their Relationship to Attention in Alzheimer’s disease: A Review of ADL Classification Systems.." Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation. 25 2009: 365-374.

Lesensky, S., & Kaplan, L.R. "Occupational therapy and motor learning: Putting theory into practice.." OT Practice. 5 2000: 13-16.

Kaplan, L.. "Occupational therapy admission process: A performance based model.." Innovation in Occupational Therapy Education. 2000: 146-155.

Refereed Proceedings in Field Of Expertise

Foldi, N. S., Kaplan, L.R., Ly, J., Nikelshpur, O, Macina, L.O. , Berger, J.T.. "The relationship of daily function to attention, memory and global cognition in Alzheimer Disease (AD)." Alzheimer’s and Dementia – The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.. 7 2011: S244.

Foldi, N.S., Ly, J.J., Redfield, J., Honig, L.S., White, R.E.C., Kaplan, L.R., Nikelshpur, O.M., Berger, J.T., Gomolin, I.H., Macina, L.O. ".Impaired attentional psychological refractory period in Alzheimer disease." Alzheimer’s and Dementia – The Journal of the Alzheimer’s Association.. 4 2008: T764..

Foldi, N.S. White, R.E.C., Redfield, J., Vedrody, S., Kaplan, L.R, Lombardi, K.I., Ly, J.,. "Attentional Psychological Refractory Period Detects Early Response to Donepezil Treatment." Alzheimer’s and Dementi. 2 2006: S382.

Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances

" The relationship of daily function to attention, memory and global cognition in Alzheimer Disease " 2011: International Conference for Alzheimer disease (ICAD).

" The Effects Of Random And Blocked Practice On Learning A Complex Task In Adolescents, Young And Elderly Adults " 2011: American Occupational Therapy Annual Conference.

" The Relationship of Daily Function to Attention and Global Cognition in Alzheimer Disease " 2011: International Neurospychology Society.

" Knowledge on learning plagiarism in Health Professions: A survey study. " 2010: The New York State Occupational Therapy Association Conference.

" The relationship between attention, behavior, and caregiver stress in patients with Alzheimer disease undergoing cholinesterase inhibitor treatment. " 2007: Neuropsychology Research Day.

" The effect of practice on learning a complex task " 2007: The New York State Occupational Therapy Association Conference.

Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships

Max and Edith Wiener Award for research and clinical work involving patients with Alzheimer disease and their families: May 29, 2008.

Grants-In-Aid

PSC- CUNY, The Effects of Random and Blocked Practice on Learning a Complex Task in Children, Adolescents, Young and Elderly Adults. 2012-2013: $3500.

PSC- CUNY, The Effects of Random and Blocked Practice on Learning a Complex Task in Adolescents, Young and Elderly Adults. 2010-2011: $4760.

PSC- CUNY, The relationship between attention, behavior, caregiver stress in patients with Alzheimer disease undergoing cholinesterase inhibitor treatment.. 2007-2008: $5000.

New York State Research and Technology Grant Initiative, Motor learning in children with cerebral palsy during a reach and manipulation task.. 2000-2001: $24,900.

PSC- CUNY, Occupational therapy admission procedures: a performance based model.. 2000-2001: $3353.

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Kaplan, Lillian
Associate Professor
Occupational Therapy