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|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|
Areas of Expertise
- Neuropsychology: Attention processes
Motor learning/ Motor control/ Neuromotor process
Cognitive processes in learning: function and dysfunction in skill performance
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
Vila-Castelar, Clara, Ly, Jenny J., Kaplan, Lillian R. Van Dyk, Kathleen, Berger, Jeffrey T., Macina, Lucy O., Stewart, Jennifer L. Foldi, Nancy S.. "Attention measures of accuracy, variability, and fatigue detect early response to Donepezil in Alzheimer’s Disease: A randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot trial." Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology. 34 2018: 277-289.
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.
Kaplan, L.. "Occupational therapy admission process: A performance based model." Innovation in Occupational Therapy Education. 2000: 146-155.
Lesensky, S., & Kaplan, L.R. "Occupational therapy and motor learning: Putting theory into practice.." OT Practice. 5 2000: 13-16.
Kaplan, L., & Porway, G. "Entry level education inadequate for practice in pediatrics." American Journal of Occupational Therapy. 42 1988: 329-330.
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 & Dementia: The Journal of the Alzheimer's Association. 2 2006: S382.
Presented Papers, Lectures, and Exhibitions and Performances
" Therapists perception of cognitive orientation to daily occupational performance intervention (CO-OP) on children with Developmental Coordination Disorder, and on caregiver burden " 2019: New York State Occupational Therapy Annual Conference, Palisades NY.
" Cognitive treatment of concussion: A systematic review " 2019: New York State Occupational Therapy Annual Conference, Palisades NY.
" Prevalence of motor learning knowledge and application of techniques in pediatric occupational therapy practice. " 2019: New York State Occupational Therapy Annual Conference, Palisades NY.
" Attention predicts long-term cognitive, functional and behavioral response to donepezil in Alzheimer’s disease. " 2018: International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C..
" Long-term cognitive effects of Donepezil treatment in patients with Alzheimer’s disease: The role of attention. " 2017: International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
" Early predictors of response to donepezil in Alzheimer’s Disease: sensitive attention measures of accuracy and variability predict future neuropsychiatric function. " 2016: International Neuropsychological Society Mid-Year Meeting, London, United Kingdom..
" Attentional Blink predicts treatment response to cholinesterase inhibitors in patients with AD: accuracy on a high load top-down task. " 2016: International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA..
" Detecting response to Cholinergic treatment in AD after 6 week double-blind placebo controlled trial: sensitivity of attentional measures on accuracy, fatigue and variability " 2016: International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA..
" Short-Term Efficacy of Cholinesterase Inhibitors in Alzheimer’s Disease Measured by Sensitive Tasks of Attention " 2015: International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
" 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. Seattle, Washington.
" The effects of random And blocked practice on learning a complex task: A lifespan perspective. " 2013: American Occupational Therapy Annual Exposition and Conference, San Diego, California.
" The relationship of daily function to attention, memory and global cognition in Alzheimer Disease " 2011: International Conference for Alzheimer disease (ICAD), Paris, France.
" The Effects Of Random And Blocked Practice On Learning A Complex Task In Adolescents, Young And Elderly Adults " 2011: American Occupational Therapy Annual Conference, Philadelphia, Penn..
" The Relationship of Daily Function to Attention and Global Cognition in Alzheimer Disease " 2011: International Neuropsychology Society, Boston, Massachusetts.
" Knowledge on learning plagiarism in Health Professions: A survey study. " 2010: The New York State Occupational Therapy Association Conference, New York, New York.
Professional Honors, Prizes, Fellowships
Invite reviewer of propose text: Motor Control and Motor Learning: February 2017.
Invite reviewer for special topic edition: Clinical Neuropsychologist: April 2012.
Invite reviewer for special topic edition: Child Neuropsychology: September 2012.
Max and Edith Wiener Award for research and clinical work involving patients with Alzheimer disease and their families: May 29, 2008.
Fellowship Leave: York College City University of New York.: Fall 2007- spring 2008.
York College Auxiliary Enterprises Corporation, Inc, Annual Occupational Therapy research colloquia. Annually 2007 - 2022: $ annually 300 - 800.
PSC- CUNY Traditional grant A, The effects of random and blocked practice on learning a complex task : A lifespan perspective. 2012-2013: $3500.
PSC- CUNY, The effects of random and blocked practice on learning a complex task in children, adolescents, young and elderly adults. 2010-2011: $4760.
PSC- CUNY, The relationship among attention, behavior and caregiver stress in patients with Alzheimer disease undergoing cholinesterase inhibitor treatment. 2007-2008: $5000.
PSC- CUNY collaborative grant, The relationship between attention, behavior, caregiver stress in patients with Alzheimer’s Disease undergoing cholinesterase inhibitor treatment. 2006: not awarded.
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. 1999-2000: $3353.
Offices Held In Professional Societies
Co-director: NYC Occupational Therapy Stroke Study group: 2012 - 2022.
Founding member: Translational Science in Occupational Therapy: 2017 - present.