Judith Sylva

Judith Sylva
Early Childhood Special Education Coordinator
Associate Professor of Educational Psychology & Counseling

Email: jsylva@csusb.edu
Phone: (909) 537-5628
Office: FO-236

Ph.D. in Education, University of California, Riverside, 1999.
B.A. in Psychology, University of California, Irvine, 1992.

Judy Sylva has been involved in teacher preparation in the field of Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) since 2002. She has held a current Pupil Personnel Services credential in School Psychology since 1996 and has been working with families and children with special needs since that time. Dr. Sylva has been working to provide access to services for families who have children with identified disabilities as well as for families who have children considered at risk for school difficulties due to both environmental and biological factors. Her passion has been behavioral research in the fields of ECSE and teacher preparation as it relates to addressing challenging behavior, evidence-based practices, and implementing federal and state legislation for individuals with special needs.

Selected Publications:

Ferko, D.J.K., Sylva, J.A., & Karge. B. (2006). Educating youth with disabilities in correctional facilities. The Journal of Court, Community and Alternative Schools.

Karge, B., Glaeser, B., Sylva, J., Levine, J., & Lyons, B. (2005). A critical reflection wof the CSU Fullerton alternative certification program. National Association for Alternative Certification On-line Journal, 1,23-35.

Sylva, J.A. (2005) Issues in early intervention: The impact of culturwal diversity on service delivery in natural environments. Multicultural Education, 13(2) 26-29.

Sylva, J. (2005). Case study precision teaching: Helping Roby. Autism News of Orange County and the Rest of the World, 2(2), 11-13.

Karge, B., McCabe, M., Ferko, D., Glaeser, B, Phillips, B., Pierson, M., Stang, K., & Sylva, J. (Eds.) (2004). California special education intern monograph 2004. Fullerton, CA: California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.