Senior Lecturer
Department of Human Movement Sciences

Shelly Beaver

1006a Student Recreation Ctr
Norfolk, 23529

M.S. in Leisure Studies, Pennsylvania State University, (2003)

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Beaver, S. "A Healthier You" $1100. . August, 2015 - December, 2015
Beaver, S. "A Healthier You" $2000. . February, 2015 - May, 2015

Expertise

Disability
Inclusion
Recreational Therapy
Disability Advocacy
Autism Spectrum Disorder
Sensory Processing Disorder

Presentations

Beaver, S. (August , 2017). Gaks and Doughs that Tickle the Nose: Sensory Fun for All Oral Presentation Special Education Teacher Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 August Institute Johnstown, PA.
Beaver, S. (March , 2017). Gaks and Doughs that Tickle the Nose: Sensory Fun for All Oral Presentation Power of Play Conference Raleigh, NC.
Beaver, S. (October , 2016). Sense-ational Ideas for Recreational Professionals and their Clients with Autism Oral Presentation A Sense of Being” Professional Conference Indianapolis, IN.
Beaver, S. (February , 2016). Beyond Accommodations: Optimizing Learning for the Diverse Classroom Oral Presentation Penn State Altoona Office for Disability Services’ Professional Training Series Altoona, PA.
Beaver, S. (October , 2015). Sensory Storytimes at Your Public Library Oral Presentation Pennsylvania Library Association Annual Conference pennsylvania.
Beaver, S. (September , 2015). Boost Your Disability IQ (Special Topic): Disability Through the Life Span Oral Presentation Pennsylvania Activity Professional Association Annual Conference State College, PA.
Beaver, S. (August , 2015). Sense-ational Ideas for Recreational Professionals and their Clients with Autism – The Sequel American Therapeutic Recreation Association Webinar .
Beaver, S. (August , 2015). Educating Students with Disabilities: Meeting the Legal Mandate; Universal Design for Learning: What, Why, and How? Oral Presentation Division of Business & Engineering Summer Retreat Lake Raystown, PA.
Beaver, S. (May , 2015). Sense-ational Ideas for Recreational Professionals and their Clients with Autism American Therapeutic Recreation Association Webinar .
Beaver, S. (March , 2015). Boosting Your Disability IQ; Sense-ational Ideas for Recreational Professionals and their Clients with Autism; Inclusion: Bridging the Great Divide Oral Presentation Power of Play Conference Raleigh, NC.
Beaver, S. (October , 2014). Debunking Myths and Dispelling Fears: Examining Attitudes About Disability Oral Presentation Diversity Grand Rounds, Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center Hershey, PA.
Beaver, S. (September , 2014). Sense-ational Ideas for Recreational Therapists and their Clients with Autism Oral Presentation American Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Conference Oklahoma City, OK.
Beaver, S. (September , 2014). All Right Stop, Collaborate and Listen: A Template for Reducing Staffing and Other Constraints in Recreational Therapy Programs Oral Presentation American Therapeutic Recreation Association 2014 Annual Conference Oklahoma City, OK.
Beaver, S. (April , 2014). Beyond Accessibility – The Successful Inclusion of People with Disabilities Oral Presentation Penn State Altoona student and SADA President S.T.E.P.S Diversity Conference Altoona, PA.
Beaver, S. (January , 2014). Sense-ational Ideas for Recreational Therapists and their Clients with Autism Oral Presentation Pacific Northwest American Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Conference Portland, OR.
Beaver, S. (November , 2013). Inclusion: Bridging the Great Divide Oral Presentation Pennsylvania School-Age Child Care Alliance Annual Conference Hershey, PA.
Beaver, S. (October , 2013). Boost Your Disability IQ to Enhance Effective Service Delivery Oral Presentation American Therapeutic Recreation Association Annual Conference Pittsburgh, PA.
Beaver, S. (September , 2013). Boost Your Disability IQ to Enhance Effective Service Delivery Oral Presentation Pennsylvania Activity Professional Association 26th Annual Conference State College, PA.
Beaver, S. (November , 2012). Sense-ational Ideas: Creating an inclusive community through education and advocacy Oral Presentation Pennsylvania School-Age Child Care Alliance Annual Conference Harrisburg, PA.
Beaver, S. (July , 2012). Sense-ational Ideas: Creating an inclusive community through education and advocacy Oral Presentation Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8 Summer Workshops Altoona, PA.
Beaver, S. (June , 2012). Boosting Your Disability IQ Oral Presentation Pennsylvania Therapeutic Recreation Society Annual Conference Hershey, PA.
Beaver, S. (April , 2012). Silly Rabbit, Play Is No Longer Just for Kids! Oral Presentation Health Matters via Adobe Connect University Park, PA.
  • 2019: Darden College of Education and Professional Studies Teaching Innovation and Excellence Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2019: Kate Broderick Faculty Award for Excellence in Inclusive Education, Old Dominion University
  • 2014: Community Outreach Award -Students Advocating for Disability Awareness, Penn State Altoona Office of Student Life
  • 2014: Nominee – Excellence in Advising Award, Penn State Altoona
  • 2011: National Rehab Week Advocate Award – Sense-ational Endeavors, HEALTHSOUTH Rehabilitation Hospital of Altoona