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 
Lillian R. Kaplan PhD, OTR/L, completed her doctorate in Neuropsychology from the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY) and holds Master Degrees in Motor Learning (Neuromotor Process) and Psychology from Columbia University and Queens College, CUNY respectively. She received her BS in Occupational Therapy from New York University, and remains licensed and board certified as a practitioner. As associate professor and Chair of the Department of Occupational Therapy (OT) at York College, she teaches neuroanatomy and cognitive neuroscience, advanced activity analysis, pediatrics OT and motor learning. A primary focus of her research has been to explore aspects of attention required for daily living, particularly those involved in complex skill acquisition (motor learning). Attention in complex skill learning is explored from a typical life span perspective, as well as in Alzheimer disease, an established disorder of attention mechanisms.

Areas of Expertise

Neuropsychology: Attention processes
Motor learning/ Motor control/ Neuromotor process
Rehabilitation in Child Neurology: Movement disorders, Learning disability

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

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 & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association, Vol. 7, Issue 4, Supplement,. 2011: p. S244.

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

" Short-Term Efficacy of Cholinesterase Inhibitors in Alzheimer’s Disease Measured by Sensitive Tasks of Attention " 2015: International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting,.

" Deficits in top-down processing and processing speed in Alzheimer’s disease and aging, using the attentional blink paradigm. " 2014: International Neuropsychological Society (INS) 42nd Annual Meeting..

" The effects of random And blocked practice on learning a complex task: A lifespan perspective. " 2013: American Occupational Therapy Annual Exposition and Conference,.

" 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.

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