Jean Nelis-Strunjas

Neils-Strunjas, Jean

San Jose State University, Dept of Communicative Disorders and Sciences
Associate Professor, Faculty Affiliate CHAMP

Bio:

Jean Neils-Strunjas, PhD has an interest in cognitive changes that occur in older adults and how the brain attempts to compensate for those changes. She has published over 35 research articles and has shown that older adults can develop strategies to maintain high levels of performance. She studies memory, verbal language, reading and writing

E-mail: sdiwan@casa.sjsu.edu
Phone: (408)924-5839
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Publications: (Aging Related)

Harnish, S.M., Neils-Strunjas, J, Lamy. M., Eliassen, J. (2008). Use of fMRI in the Study of Chronic Aphasia Recovery after Therapy: A Case Study. Stroke Rehabilitation/Sept-Oct 2008

Harnish, S.M. & Neils-Strunjas, J. (2008). In search of meaning: reading and writing in Alzheimer's disease. Seminars in Speech and Language, 29 (1), 44-59.

Szaflarski JP, Ball AL, Grether S, Al-fwaress F, Griffith NM, Neils-Strunjas J, Newmeyer A, Reichhardt R (2008).Constraint-induced aphasia therapy stimulates language recovery in patients with chronic aphasia after ischemic stroke. Medical Science Monitor 12(5): CR 243-250.

Harvey, E.K., Stanton, S., Garrett, J., Neils-Strunjas, J., and Warren, SN (2007). A Case for genetics education: Collaborating with speech-language pathologists and audiologists. American Journal of Medical Genetics Part A.

N Neils-Strunjas, J., Groves-Wright, K., Mashima, P., Harnish, S. (2006). Dysgraphia in Alzheimer's disease: A review for clinical and research purposes. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 49, 1313-1330.

Shumaker, N.L., Ball, A.L., Neils-Strunjas, J., Smith, R., Weiler, E., Krikorian, R. (2003). Using memory strategies to improve 24-Hour dietary recalls among older adults. Journal of Allied Health, 32, 196-201.

Fraas, M., Lockwood, J., Neils-Strunjas J., Shidler, M., Krikorian, R., Weiler, E. (2002). 'What's his name?' A comparison of elderly participants' and undergraduate students' misnamings. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 34, 155-165.

Neils-Strunjas, J., Krikorian, R., Shidler, M., Likoy, S. (2001). The influence of learning style and cognitive ability on recall of names and faces in an older population. The Journal of General Psychology, 128, 433-445.

Neils-Strunjas, J., Krikorian, R., Shidler, M., Fraas, M., Likoy, S. (2001). Recall of names and faces in an older population. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 7, 221-222.

Projects:

Functional MRI study of dedifferentiation and compensation in Alzheimer's disease. Jean Neils-Strunjas (PI) with collaborator James Eliassen, PhD. Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Center, National Institute on Aging (Director: Bernardino Ghetti, MD). Funded November, 2006- February, 2009.

Functional MRI study of dedifferentiation and compensation in Alzheimer's disease. Jean Neils-Strunjas (PI) with collaborator James Eliassen, PhD. Indiana Alzheimer's Disease Center, National Institute on Aging (Director: Bernardino Ghetti, MD). Funded November, 2006- February, 2009.

Dedifferentiation in normal aging: An fMRI study. Jean Neils-Strunjas (PI). University Research Committee Faculty Research Support Program. Funded December, 2005-November 2007

Genetics Educational Grant funded by the National Coalition of Health Career Professionals and the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders with Nancy Warren, MS and doctoral student, Jennifer Garrett, MA, January 2005-November 2006.

Information Literacy Grant through University of Cincinnati Libraries and College of Allied Health with Nancy Warren, MS and Charles Kishman, MA, 2004.

Courses Taught Related to Aging:

FA08 - EDSP - FA08 EDSP-221 Research Sem in Communicative Disorders Section 1 (43033) Grad

SP09 - EDSP - SP09 EDSP-265 Sem Cognitive Disorders Section 1 (28279) Grad