University of Alabama-Birmingham - DB
Angel Perez is a doctoral student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, concentrating in the area of deaf-blind studies. Her interest in the deaf blind program comes from a passion of working with children with special needs and her desire to help others understand the empowerment given through communication. She has had past experiences in classroom interpreting, and is currently a special education teacher, teacher of the visually impaired, teacher of the deaf and hard of hearing, and a certified Orton and Gillingham Dyslexic tutor, also Angel is currently a Fellow with the National Leadership Consortium for Sensory Disabilities as a recipient of a scholar grant through Salus University, and a 2010-2011 Helen Keller Fellow.
Angel received her Bachelor’s of Science in Special Education/Collaboration in 2009 from Athens State University with a golden medallion for Suma Cum Laude. She has a Master in Arts in Special Education with an emphasis in Visual Impairments from the University of Alabama in Birmingham and a Master of Arts in Communication Science and Disorders with an emphasis in Deaf Education from Texas Woman’s University. She is currently conducting an independent study concerning deaf students with dyslexia and is pursuing a certification in visual phonics and National Braille Certification.
Angel’s research interest is in progressive neurological disorders of children with dual sensory impairments, language and communication development, and the medical and psychological aspects that accompany deaf blindness.