Sandra Rosen

Professor
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Coordinator, Orientation & Mobility Program Area
Phone: 
415-338-1245
Office Information: 
Building: 
Burk Hall
Room Number: 
150
Biography: 

Dr. Rosen is coordinator of the Program in Orientation & Mobility (O&M). She is internationally known for her work in the field, including the development of new teaching approaches in O&M and methods of teaching mobility to people who have both physical and visual impairments. Dr. Rosen has also helped develop O&M professional preparation programs in other countries and is a frequent speaker at international conferences. Her current research interests include the facilitation of balance in children born with visual impairments and the facilitation of proprioceptive awareness in teaching motor and mobility skills.

 

Educational Background

1986    Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee

                  Education and Human Development

1978    M.A. San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California

                  Education of Exceptional Children - Orientation and Mobility

1976    B.S. University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinois

                  Allied Health Services - Physical Therapy

 

Selected Publications

  • Rosen, S. (2014). Step-by-Step: An Interactive Guide to Mobility Techniques. Louisville, KY: American Printing House for the Blind. This is the first and only interactive computer program used in the professional preparation of O&M specialists.
  • Rosen, S. & Pogrund, R. (in press).  Motor Development. In R. Pogrund & N. Griffin-Shirley (Eds.). Invited book chapter. Partners in Orientation and Mobility: Collaboration with Other Professionals Working with Children with Blindness or Visual Impairment. New York: American Foundation for the Blind.
  • Cmar, J. & Rosen, S. (in press). Environmental adaptations. In R. Pogrund & N. Griffin-Shirley (Eds.). Invited book chapter. Partners in Orientation and Mobility: Collaboration with Other Professionals Working with Children with Blindness or Visual Impairment. New York: American Foundation for the Blind.

 

Grants/awards

2016    Lawrence E. Blaha Award, Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, Orientation & Mobility Division

2012    Meritorious Achievement Award, Association for the Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, Northern California Chapter

1994    Berdell "Pete" Wurzburger Award, California Assn. of Orientation and Mobility Specialists

1990    Access Award, American Foundation for the Blind

1988    Award for Outstanding Service, Texas Chapter of the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER)