Professor and Coordinator, Orientation & Mobility Program Area
Special Education & Communicative Disorders
Burk Hall 150
B.S., 1976, Allied Health Sciences, University of Illinois
M.A., 1978, Education of Exceptional Children (emphasis in Orientation & Mobility), San Francisco State University
Ph.D., 1986, Education and Human Development, Vanderbilt University
Dr. Rosen is the coordinator of the Program in Orientation and Mobility (O&M) in the Department of Special Education.
Dr. Rosen’s research interests and grant activities include the development of distance education and computer-assisted curricula in O&M for use in university teacher preparation programs. She is also internationally known for her work in the area of sensorimotor development of children who have visual impairments and on independent travel for people who have dual physical and visual impairments. Other international efforts include the establishment of a university program in O&M in Russia which was also the first university O&M program in Europe.
Rosen, S. (2014). Step-by-Step: An Interactive Guide to Mobility Techniques. An instructional module on DVD for the preparation of Orientation & Mobility Specialists. Consists of 8 DVDs, 7 printed study guides and 7 illustrated review guides. Louisville, KY: American Printing House for the Blind
Rosen, S. (2010). Kinesiology and sensorimotor functioning in orientation and mobility. In B. Blasch, W. Wiener, & R. Welsh (Eds.). Invited book chapter, Foundations of Orientation and Mobility (3rd. Ed.). New York: American Foundation for the Blind.
Rosen, S. & Crawford, S. (2010). Teaching Orientation and Mobility to Learners with Visual, Physical, and Health Impairments. In B. Blasch, W. Wiener, & R. Welsh (Eds.), Invited book chapter, Foundations of Orientation and Mobility (3rd Ed.). New York: American Foundation for the Blind.
Rosen, S. (2010). Sensorimotor Facilitation in Orientation and Mobility. In B. Blasch, W. Wiener, & R. Welsh (Eds.). Invited book chapter, Foundations of Orientation and Mobility (3rd. Ed.). New York: American Foundation for the Blind.
Sauerburger, D., Siffermann, E., & Rosen, S. (2008). Principles for providing orientation and mobility to people with vision impairment and multiple disability. International Journal of Orientation & Mobility, 1(1), 52-56.
Recent Contracts and Grant Awards
2008-2013 Project Director, "Orientation and Mobility & Guide Dog Mobility", U.S. Department of Education, Rehabilitation Services Administration
2003-2011 Project Director, University-Based Program to Prepare Guide Dog Mobility Specialists. Guide Dogs for the Blind, San Rafael, CA