Gina F. Kaplanis, MS, OTR/L

Clinical Assistant Professor, Graduate Faculty

Gina F. Kaplanis, MS, OTR/L

Contact Information

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Education

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
  • BS/MS Essay Reader: 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