Roseanna C. Davidson is an associate professor and the Coordinator of the Deaf/Hard of Hearing program, as well as the Coordinator of Deafblind programs in the Virginia Murray Sowell Center in the College of Education. She received her bachelor's degree from Abilene Christian University and her master's and doctorate in special education from Texas Tech.
Over the years, Dr. Davidson has served as the principal investigator on several very large grants. She is currently working on a five-year research project designed to establish the validity and reliability of the Functional Hearing Inventory (FHI) as a tool to help parents and teachers assess how children and youth with deafblindness use their residual hearing within their natural.
Research in low-incidence disabilities, including single-subject designs
- Effective speech and language interventions for children with sensory disabilities
- Developing effective communication interventions for children with multiple-disabilities and deafblindness
- Assessing how children with multiple disabilities and deafblindness use residual hearing in educational environments
Swift, S. H., Davidson, R. C., & Weems, L. J. (2008). Cortical visual impairment in children: Presentation, intervention, and prognosis in educational settings. Teaching Exceptional Children Plus. 4 (5) May.
Parker, A. T., Davidson, R.C., & Banda, D. R. (2007). Emerging evidence from
single- subject design studies in the field of deaf-blindness. Journal of
Visual Impairments & Blindness, 101, 690-700.
McKenzie, A. E., & Davidson, R.C. (2007). Emergent literacy environments of
students who are deafblind: A case study. Journal of Visual Impairments & Blindness, 101, 720-725.
Laman, E., Shaughnessy, M., & Davidson, R. (2007). An interview with Don Meyers:
Siblings. Exceptional Parent, 37,(7), 42-46.
Griffin-Shirley, N., Koenig, A.J., Davidson, R., Robinson, M. l., Layton, C. A., &
Siewe, L. K., (2004). A national survey of teachers of students with visual impairments. Re:View.
Laman, E., Shaughnessy, M. F. & Davidson, R. C. (2004). A reflective
conversation with David Henry Feldman. Gifted Education International, 19(1), 21-26.
Mason, C., Davidson, R. C., & McNerney, C. (2000). Shortages of personnel in
the low incidence area of blindness: Working and planning together.TeachingExceptional Children, 32(5), 91.
House, S. S., & Davidson, R. C. (2000). Speech-language pathologist and children with sensory impairments: Personnel preparation and service delivery survey. Communication Disorders Quarterly.
House, S. S., & Davidson, R. C. (1999). Orientation, mobility, and language: Increasing language development through orientation and mobility