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Dr. Sally Rogow

has worked in the field of Special Education for many years. She developed and directed a preparation program for resource teachers working with students who are blind, visually impaired and /or multiply disabled at the University of British Columbia. She has written books and articles on language and social development, literacy and play. Currently she is director of "The Person Within", a project designed to prevent abuse and neglect of children and young people with disabilities.

She is the author of books and articles on the development of language, communication and literacy. The guiding philosophy of this site is a strong belief in the power of supportive environments to enable all children and young people to reach their full potential. Disability may be a characteristic but it cannot be allowed to be a determinant in the lives of children.

Born in New York City, Sally Rogow received a BA (University of Wisconsin) an MA in Anthropology (Columbia University). She attended Bank Street College to become a teacher and earned an MA ( Michigan State University) and an Ed.D. in Special Education (University of British Columbia)

Select Bibliography of Dr. Sally Rogow

Rogow, S.M. (2000) Communication and Language: Issues and Concerns. The Lighthouse Handbook on Vision Impairment and Vision Rehabilitation. Vol. 1 New York: Oxford University Press. pp. 395-408

The Impact of Visual Impairments on Psychosocial Development. In V.L. Schwean and S.H. Saklofske ( Eds). Handbook of Psychosocial Characteristics of Exceptional Children. New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers. pp. 523-542.

Rogow, S.M. (1997) Language, Literacy and Children with Special Needs. Toronto, Canada, Pippin Publishing.

Rogow, S.M. & Hass J. (1993) Shared Moments: Learning Games for Young Children with Disabilities. Greensboro, NC: Tudor Publishers.

Rogow, S.M. (1988) Helping the visually impaired child with developmental problems: Effective practice in home, school and community. NY: Teachers College Press, Columbia University.

Winzer, M., Rogow, S.M., David C. (1986) Exceptional Children in Canada Toronto: Prentice Hall.

Refereed Articles

Rogow, S.M. (2001) Child Victims in Nazi Germany. Journal of Holocaust Education, 8:3 (in print)

Rogow, S.M. (1994) Language development in a non-vocal child, Child, Care, Health and Development 20: 339-348.

Rogow, S.M. (1994) Literacy and children with severe visual problems, B.C. Journal of Special Education 18: 101-109.

Rogow, S.M.and Rathwell, D. (1994) Visual perception and interpretation by children with severe visual impairments, B.C. Journal of Special Education 18: 165-173.

Rogow, S.M. (1992) Narrative out of silence: The importance of language and story in the lives of children who cannot speak, Canadian Journal of Special Education 8: 145-163.

Rogow, S.M. (1992) Visual perceptual problems of children with developmental disabilities. RE:view 24:2:57-64.

Rogow, S.M. & Rathwell, D. (1989) Seeing and knowing: An investigation of visual perception among children with severe visual impairments, The Journal of Vision Rehabilitation, 3:3, 55-66.

Dr. Marg Csapo

B.A., B.Ed. and M.ED. from the University of Toronto
M.A. from the University of San Carlos
Ph.D. from the University of Kansas

has worked at the University of British Columbia, in the Department of Educational Psychology and Special Education as a professor. Her areas of interest are behaviour disorders, emotional disturbances, special education in general as it relates to promoting appropriate education for all children and finding approaches which produce effective learning.

She has promoted special education in several African and South East Asian countries, taught special educators in Nigeria and Brunei Darussalam in degree courses in addition to conducting workshops, seminars, conferences in several countries.

She is the editor of the International Journal of Special Education, former editor of the Canadian Journal of Special Education and the BC Journal of Special Education. She was president and past-president of the International Association of Special Education. Also she has authored several books, written chapters, numerous articles in refereed journal, and national and provincial reports in the area of special education.

Dr. Csapo is a member of the BC College of Psychologists and the International Association of Psychologists. Her interest in research in various areas of special education, in working with children, parents and teachers led to various projects in Canada as well as abroad.



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