Professor Susan Bruce of Boston College Wins Award From the Council for Exceptional Children

Susan M. Bruce, professor and chair of the Lynch School of Education and Human Development’s Teaching, Curriculum, and Society department at Boston College, has received the 2022 Distinguished Service Award from the Division of Visual Impairments and Deafblindness of the Council for Exceptional Children.

The annual award, bestowed since 1984, recognizes remarkable contributions and exemplary leadership, and commitment to the field of education and rehabilitation of students with visual impairments and deafblindness. Professor Bruce’s career has focused on how students with severe disabilities communicate.

Dr. Bruce, a Boston College faculty member since 2001, has spent more than 35 years teaching and consulting in adult services, schools, and university settings that serve children and adults who are blind/visually impaired or deafblind. She is especially interested in the period of communicative development between intentionality and early language.

Professor Bruce holds bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees from Michigan State University.

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