Received B.S. and M.A. degrees in Communication Disorders from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee and California State University-Long Beach respectively; PhD. from Claremont University in Language and Cognition.
Extensive experience in public schools as speech language pathologist, administrator; then in higher education as professor in special education, literacy, communication disorders. K-8 Principal and the Director of Special Education in Fountain Valley School District in California for 21 years. Wrote and directed an AAC Center (1975) with a five-year USDOE grant to establish the first school-based program to match students with severe disabilities with AAC devices to achieve academic goals. Began teaching at Chapman University in 1993, full professor in 2006.
Active in professional organizations; served as president of five national professional organizations, including ASHA (1995). ASHA Fellow and ASHA Honors (2010). Recipient of the Annie Glen Award for Outstanding Leadership in Speech Language Pathology (2008), Scudder Award for Outstanding Teaching and Service at Chapman University twice; Global Clinical Coordinator for Healthy Hearing, a healthcare initiative with Special Olympics to provide hearing screening for athletes with intellectual disabilities in 110 countries; consultant to the Speech-to-Speech Program with the California Public Utilities Commission and Hamilton Relay to provide telephone re-voicing services to persons with dysarthria and difficult to understand speech;. International Association of Logopedics and Phoniatrics (IALP Committee chair
Authored or co-authored over 40 articles, four books, and eight clinical materials including The Bridge of Vocabulary, START-IN, Funnel Toward Phonics, and one standardized test- The Montgomery Assessment of Vocabulary Acquisition (MAVA). Editor-in-Chief of Communication Disorders Quarterly Journal.
Effects of hearing loss on adults and children; child language and vocabulary development; response to intervention models for speech language pathologists in schools
Montgomery, J.K. (2012). Quick Reference: Communication Sciences and Disorders. Chippewa Falls, WI: Cognitive Press.
Moore, B. J. & Montgomery, J.K. (2007). Making A Difference for America’s Children: Speech Language Pathology in Public Schools. 2nd Edition Eau Claire, WI: Thinking Publications.
Montgomery, J.K. (2007). The Bridge of Vocabulary. Boston, MA: Pearson/AGS.
Montgomery, J.K. & Kahn, N. (2007). Ten Steps to Building Better Essays. Greensboro, SC: Thinking Publications, a Division of Super Duper Publications.
Montgomery, J.K. & Moore-Brown, B. J. (2006). START IN: THE KIT A response to intervention program for struggling readers. Greenville, SC: SuperDuper Publications.
Montgomery, J.K. & Moreau, M.R. (2005). East meets west for the holidays and special events: Using children’s books as clinical intervention for language and reading disabilities. Vol 2. Springfield, MA: Mindwing Concepts.
Montgomery, J.K. & Kahn, N. (2005). What's Your Story? Evidence-based Narrative Strategies for Adolescents. Eau Claire, WI: Thinking Publications.
Moore-Brown, B, J. & Montgomery, J.K. (2005). Making a Difference in the Era of Accountability- NCLB & IDEA 2004. Eau Claire, WI: Thinking Publications.
Montgomery, J.K. (2004). Funnel Toward Phonics. Greenville, S.C.: Super Duper Publications.
Montgomery, J.K. (2008). Montgomery Assessment of Vocabulary Acquisition (MAVA). Standardized, Norm-referenced test of receptive and expressive vocabulary. Greenville, S.C: Super Duper Publications.
Montgomery, J.K., Dodd, J.L., Giess, S, Barnes, K. (2010). A 21st Century communication sciences and disorders program. Perspectives on School-Based Issues 11, 66-70 June 2010.
Montgomery, J.K. (2009). What SLPs need to know about the research in reading. Division 16 ASHA Perspectives. Vol 16, 2, pp.
Sinha, A. K., Montgomery, J.K., Herer, G. R., McPherson, D.L. (2008). Hearing screening outcomes for persons with intellectual disability: A preliminary report of findings from the 2005 Special Olympics World Winter Games. International Journal of Audiology. 47, 7, 399-403.
Mire, S. & Montgomery, J.K. (2009). Screening for speech sound errors: Lessons from one school district. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 32:2, 155-166.
Montgomery, J.K. (2007). RTI- Is this what we have been waiting for? ASHA Perspectives in Language, Division One.