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Sharon Raver-Lampman

  • Sharon Raver-Lampman
  • Professor
  • Communication Disorders & Special Education
  • 208 Lions Child Study Ctr
  • Norfolk, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4877
  • sraverla@odu.edu
  • Sharon Raver-Lampman has expertise in Early Childhood Special Education (birth-8 years) focusing across disability areas. She has written books, instrumental materials, developed assessment tools and published research extensively as well as receiving numerous research/teaching awards.
  • Education

    University of South Florida, 1985
    Major: Special Education
    Degree: Ph. D.
    George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1974
    Major: Special Education
    Degree: Ed.S.
    George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, 1973
    Major: Special Education
    Degree: M.A.
    University of South Florida, 1972
    Major: Advanced Liberal Arts
    Degree: B.A.
  • Research Interests

    evidence-based methodology for teaching young children with special needs; fostering family participation ; effective inclusion practices
  • Licensures and Certifications

    Early Childhood Special Education (0-8 years)
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    K-12 Mental Retardation
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
    K-12 Special Education, Noncategorical (Mild and Severly Disabled)
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Department of Education
  • Expertise

    Special Education
    Special Education, Mental Retardation, Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Education, Learning Disabilities, Developmental Delays/International Special Education in Czech Republic, Ukraine, India, South America, Carribbean / Intervention for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers with Special Needs / Family Involvement/Training / Administration of Early Childhood Special education Programs / Strategies for Students with learning Problems in the Schools
    Special Education
    Early Childhood Special Education (0-8 years with disabilities), Mental Retardation, Early Intervention, Learning Disabilities, Developmental Delays/International Special Education in Czech Republic, Ukraine, India, South America, Carribbean / Intervention for Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers with Special Needs / Family Involvement/Training / Administration of Early Childhood Special education Programs / Strategies for Students with learning problems in the schools
  • 2013: Instructional Publications Award, Darden College of Education
  • 2013: Top 20 Online Education Professors in Virginia, StateStats,org
  • 2012: Editorial Board, The Journal of Exceptional People
  • 2010: University Professor Award, Old Dominion University
  • 2008: Publications Award, Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University
  • 2008: Tonelson Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research & Service, Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University
  • 2008: Senior Specialist Fulbright Scholar Award, Fulbright Commission, Czech Republic
  • 2006: Virginia Council of Higher Education Outstanding University Faculty Award Finalist, Old Dominion University
  • 2006: Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award , State Council of Higher Education of Virginia (SCHEV)
  • 2005: International Distinguished Scholar Award, University of Ukraine
  • 2005: Virginia Council of Higher Education Outstanding University Faculty Award Finalist, Old Dominion University
  • 2005: Fulbright Lecturer/Research Scholar, University of Ukraine
  • 2004: Instructional Publications Award, Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University
  • 2004: Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society, Old Dominion University
  • 2004: Certificate of Appreciation, Virginia Council for Exceptional Children
  • 2003: Teaching Excellence Award, Darden College of Educaton, Old Dominion University
  • 2001: Nancy Fallen Award for Outstanding Professional in Early Childhood Special Education, Virginia Division of Early Childhood for the Council for Exceptional Children
  • 2001: Nominated, Nancy Fallen Award, Virginia Council for Exceptional Children
  • 2000: Faculty Exchange, Kitakyushu University, Kitakyushu, Japan
  • 1999: Fulbright Scholar, Manovikas Kendra Rehabilitation and Research Institute for the Handicapped
  • 1997: Outstanding Faculty Member "Most Inspirational Faculty", Who's Who in American Colleges Honoree, Office of Student Services, Old Dominion University
  • 1995: Tonelson Award for Excellence in Teaching, Service, and Research , Old Dominion University, Darden College of Education
  • 1995: Teaching/Cultural Faculty Exchange, University of Allepo; Allepo, Syria
  • 1994: Fulbright Research Scholar, Palasky University, Olomouc, Czech Republic
  • 1993: Certificate of Appreciation, Council for Exceptional Children
  • 1992: Faculty Scholar Award, Old Dominion University, Darden College of Education
  • 1991: Faculty Scholar Award, Old Dominion University, Darden College of Education
  • 1990: Faculty Scholar Award, Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University
  • 1989: Participant in East Asian Faculty Development and Travel Seminar, Old Dominion University
  • 1988: Faculty Scholar Award, Darden College of Education, Old Dominion University
  • 1987: Distinguished Research in Education Award, Virginia Educational Research Association
  • 1984: Certificate of Appreciation, Department of Education for Exceptional Students
  • 1983: Teacher of the Year Award (finalist), Pinellas County School Board
  • 1983: Special Educator of the Year Award (finalist), Pinellas County School Board
  • 1983: Outstanding Educator Award, School Board of Pinellas County and Pinellas Suncoast Chamber of Commerce
  • 1978: Prototypical Project Award, Bureau for the Education of the Handicapped
  • 1977: Teacher of the Handicapped International Scholarship Award, Rotary Club
  • 1974: Kappa Delta Pi Honorary Organization in Education, University of South Florida
  • 1974: Public Law 91-230 Fellow, George Peabody College of Vanderbilt University
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Collaborative Old Dominion University and Norfolk Public Schools Oral Preschool
    Sponsoring Organization: Va Dept of Education
    Date: October, 2013 - September, 2014
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Raver-Lampman, S.
    A Collaborative Oral Preschool Between ODU and NPS
    Date: October, 2012 - October, 2013
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Raver-Lampman, S.
    Old Dominion University and Norfolk Public Schools Oral Preschool Program
    Sponsoring Organization: Virginia Dept. of Education
    Date: September, 2012 - July, 2013
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Raver-Lampman, S.
    An Oral Preschool for Children with Hearing Loss
    Date: October, 2011 - October, 2012
    Awarding Organization: State
    Old Dominion University's Oral Preschool Program
    Sponsoring Organization: Va Dept of Education
    Date: October, 2011 - October, 2012
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Raver-Lampman, S.
    Old Dominion University's Oral Preschool Program
    Sponsoring Organization: Va. Dept of Education
    Date: October 1, 2011 - September 30, 2012
    Awarding Organization: State
    Investigators:Raver-Lampman, S.
    Improving employment opportunities for university students with disabilities
    Sponsoring Organization: US Embassy Democracy Grant 504
    Date: August, 2005 - August, 2006
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Raver-Lampman, S.; Kolchenko, K.
    Preparing special education aides for handicapped children
    Sponsoring Organization: Bureau of Education of the Handicapped (BEH)
    Date: May, 1979 - August, 1981
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Raver-Lampman, S.
    Preparation of aides to work with handicapped children
    Sponsoring Organization: Bureau of Education for the Handicapped (BEH)
    Date: August, 1974 - July, 1977
    Awarding Organization: Federal
    Investigators:Raver-Lampman, S.; Issac, T.