Gina F. Kaplanis, DrOT, OTR/L

Clinical Assistant Professor, Graduate Faculty

Gina F. Kaplanis, DrOT, OTR/L

Contact Information

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OFFICE
Linthicum Hall, 340H

Education

DrOT, Occupational Therapy, Nova Southeastern University

M.S., Occupational Therapy, Towson University

B.S., Psychology, College of Charleston

Areas of Expertise

Autism through the lifespan

Sensory processing and self-regulation

Natural environment interventions

Ocean as a therapeutic environment

Select Presentations

  • Kaplanis, G.F. (2017, March). The Ocean as a Context for Natural Environment Interventions. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Kaplanis, G.F. (2017, March). Using the Surfset Simulated Surfboard as Therapeutic Modality with the Pediatric Population. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Exner, C.E., Zaks, Z., & Kaplanis, G. (2016, March). Inclusive Work-Exploration Program for Adults with Autism, AOTA Specialty Conference.
  • Kaplanis, G.F. (2014, November). Ocean-Based Leisure for People with ASD: A pilot study and student project. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Maryland Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Luterville, MD.
  • Kaplanis, G.F. (2014, November). Inclusive Experiences for People with Autism. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Maryland Occupational Therapy Association Annual Conference, Lutherville, MD.

Service

  • Case Study Committee Member: 2015-Present
  • Honors Curriculum Committee: 2015-Present
  • Scholarship Essay Reader: 2015-Present
  • Open Houses and Back to School Events: 2015-Present
  • Volunteer and student supervisor at Surfers Healing Surf Camp, Ocean City, MD: 2014-Present