Department of Communicative Disorders
Year Retired from SJSU
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University of California, Berkeley & SFSU, Doctoral Program - Ph.D. - 1991
- Major - Special Education Emphasis in Neuro-Speech Pathology and Psychology
California State University, Fresno, M.A. - 1980
- Major - Speech Pathology
California State University, Fresno, B.A. - 1978
- Major - Communicative Disorders
University of San Francisco, San Francisco 1974-77
- Major – Pre-Medicine: Biological Sciences
- Minor – Theology and Philosophy
A Pragmatic Analysis of Communication Skills of Children with Behavior Disorders, Dissertation Archives, Washington, D.C.
9/2021-current Retired - Professor Emeritus SJSU – CD&S Department
9/20-7/21 Ferp Professor – SJSU – CD&S Dept.
9/05-7/20 Full Professor/Clinical Supervisor–SJSU - CD&S Department
9/98-6/03 Associate Professor - Tenured, SJSU.
9/92-8/98 Assistant Professor - San Jose State University. CD&S Program.
9/91-5/92 Lecturer - San Jose State University, CD&S Program, Dept of SPED
9/91-12/91 Lecturer - San Francisco City College
1/85-5/91 Lecturer - San Francisco State University - Communicative Disorders
Administrative and Professional Experience
2011-2014 SCSHHA Board Member (3 year term) -President-Elect, President, Past-President.
7/01-7/04 Department Chair – SJSU Communicative Disorders & Sciences Dept.
9/00-6/01 Program Director - CD&S Program, SJSU
9/99-7/00 Fair Hearing Consultant & Diagnostician – SLP Private Practice
1/83-7/85 Growing Mind School, Berkeley – Neuro speech language pathologist
9/87-6/97 Erikson Private School for Behavior Disorders. Neuro SLP - Private Contract
10/80-8/82 Valley Children's Hospital, Fresno. Speech Pathologist
Novak, J., Gerc, K., Levy, M. (2020). Resiliency in parents and family system profiles of autistic children encompassing social, cultural and axiological contexts. [In:] Gerc, K, Piasecka, B. Axiological conditions of mental resilience and health. Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press.
Gerc, K., Jurek, M., Novak, J. (2020). Resilience, social functioning and quality of life considerations as found in the narratives of high-functioning autistic adults.
[In:] Gerc, K., Piasecka, B. Axiological conditions of mental resilience and health. Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press.
Novak, J. (2018). Building awareness of diversity in the treatment of autism: Moving from a historical precedence set by Kanner to the current collaborative healing trend to create resilient outcomes for families. [In:] Ostrowski, T., Piasecka, B., Gerc, K. Resilience and health challenges for an individual family and community. (pp. 139-158). Krakow: Jagiellonian University Press.
Novak, J. (2017). The preservation of YOU: Leading to the cultural awareness of the ultimate WE. IOV Youth Journal 2017, 31-35.
Novak, J. (2017). Sports in the US for individuals with disabilities: A therapeutic perspective. In: Sports with Individuals with Disabilities, pgs. 211-219, Krakow Academy, Economy University Press, Poland. In Polish and English.
Novak, J. (2012). Helping children and adolescents: Evidence-based strategies for developmental and social psychology. (Book review). American Journal of Forensic Psychology, 30(3), 59-62.
Mendez, K., Levy, K., Nelms, M., Hoff, D., Novak, J., & Levy, M. (2011). Cross cultural variation in the Neurodevelopmental Assessment of Children – The cultural and neurological to 2nd language acquisition in children with autism (Chapter 8). A comprehensive book on autism spectrum disorders. In Tech Open Europe, Croatia, 147-166.
Twoy, R., Connolly, P., Novak, J. (2007). Coping strategies used by parents of children with autism. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 19, 251-260.
Hamaguchi, P., Ross-Swain, D., Novak, J., McCullough, J. (2006). Guidelines for Diagnosis and Treatment for Auditory Processing Disorders. California Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Sacramento: CA.
Novak, J. (2002). Guest Editor’s Page. CICSD, 29, 5. Guest editor of CICSD Journal, Spring 2002
Novak, J. (2002). Improving communication in adolescents with language/learning disorders. Clinician considerations and adolescent skills. Contemporary Issues in Communicative Disorders (CICSD), 29, 79-90.
Novak, J., & Kapolnek, K. (2001). Speech-language pathologists serving clients with mental illness: A collaborative treatment approach. Contemporary Issues in Communicative Sciences and Disorders (CICSD), 28, 111-122.
Novak, J. (2001). Survival guide for beginning speech-language clinicians. (Book review). Topics in Language Disorders (TLD), 21(4), 73-74.
Connolly, P., & Novak, J. (2000). Teaching collaboration: A demonstration project. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 6(6), 183-190.
Langdon, H., Novak, J., & Quintanar, R. (2000). Setting the teaching-learning wheel in motion in assessing language minority students. Multicultural Perspectives, 2(2), 3-9.
Novak, J., & Jankowski, S. (2000). Motivation & relevancy: Key factors in service delivery to adolescents, CSHA, 29(2), 10-13.
Langdon, H., & Novak, J. (1998). Multicultures: Home and school connections - A hispanic perspective. Educational HORIZONS, 77(1), 15-17.
Novak, J., & Wyszewianska-Langdon, H. (1997). Successfully raising polish-english speaking children. In J. Wieczerzak (Ed.). The Polish Review Journal. XLII(2), 215-224.
Novak, J. (1997). Reprint of: Czy warto uczyc nasze dzieci jezyka polskiego? Kurier Codzienny, 1/192, 10. Reprint of Polish article in national Polish newspaper: “Is it worth teaching our children Polish?”
Novak, J. (1997). Czy warto uczyc nasze dzieci jezyka polskiego? Polonia Kalifornijska, 4(10), 26-27. Article in Polish in Polish Magazine on: “Is it worth teaching our children Polish?”
Novak, J. (1997). Clients with mental illness: The role of the speech pathologist. CSHA, 25(8), 17-20.
Novak, J., and Denti L. (Eds.). (1997). Multicultures: A monograph on diversity in the field of education, Vol. III. San Jose, CA: San Jose State University - College of Education
Novak, J., Schuler, A., and Watanabe, A. (1997). Communicative skill deficits in students with behavior disorders. In J. Novak & L. Denti (Eds.). Multicultures: A monograph on diversity in the field of education, Vol. III. San Jose, CA: San Jose State University - College of Education.
Novak, Jean M. (1996). Intervention planning for children with communication disorders, (Book Review) Topics in Language Disorders, 16, 89-92.
Novak, Jean M., and Denti, Louis (Eds). (1996). Multicultures: A monograph on diversity in the field of education, Vol. II. San Jose, CA: San Jose State University - College of Education.
Novak, Jean M., and Denti, Louis (Eds). (1995). Multicultures: A monograph on diversity in the field of education, Vol. I. San Jose, CA: San Jose State University - College of Education.
Novak, Jean M., and Adam, Hilary. (1995). A Handbook for Understanding and Helping Children with Behavior Disorders, Lane Press, Palo Alto, CA.
Novak, Jean M. (1991). A Pragmatic Analysis of Communication Skills of Children with Behavior Disorders, Dissertation Archives, Washington, D.C.
Novak, Jean M. (Editor). (2000-1997). Flowing Vistula (Plynie Wisla) (Bilingual Quarterly Newsletter on Polish Culture and Customs), San Francisco, CA.
Co-editor of: Educational Horizons (The Official Publication of Pi Lambda Theta), Multicultures Column.
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