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Shay Dawson, Ph.D.

  • ​Education
  • Doctor of Philosophy in the School of Public Health-Bloomington, Indiana University
  • Courses Taught
  • RPL - 342: Therapeutic Recreation - Behavioral Health
  • RPL- 340 - Therapeutic Recreation - Developmental Disabilities
  • ​​​Research Interests
  • Social Psychology of Disability 
  • Pediatric Disability and Chronic Illness 
  • Social Network Analysis 
  • Evidence Based Therapeutic Programs
  • ​​​Publications
  • Dawson, S., McCormick, B., & Li, J. (2018). A Network Analysis of Youth with Physical Disabilities Attending a Therapeutic Camp. Therapeutic Recreation Journal, 52 (2), 154-169. 
  • Dawson, S. (2017). Social Inoculation and the Extinguishing Effects of Pediatric Medical Camps: Proposing a Framework for the Other 51 Weeks a Year. Journal of Recreation, Parks, and Tourism in Public Health, 1 (1). 
  • Dawson, S. (2017) International Classification of Disability, Health, and Function. In Perspectives of Recreational Therapy. Eds. Austin, D. & McCormick, B. Sagamore Publishing, IL.
  • ​​​Memberships in Professional Organizations: 
  • National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification 
  • American Therapeutic Recreation Association
  • ​​​Licenses and Certifications
  • Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (NCTRC)

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