Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC134305 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name LD等教育総論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Introduction of Education for Children with Learning Disabilities and/or Other Similar Disorders
カワイ ノリムネ,ムラカミ リエ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 2nd-Year,  First Semester,  1Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (1T) Tues9-10,Fri9-10:EDU L205
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture-oriented, Note-taking, Discussions, Student presentations

Non-face-to-face (Skype, Zoom, or Teams will be used. Download all of these apps on your personal computer and obtain your personal account (if required by the apps) prior to the first meeting.) 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Education
Eligible Students Students of Faculty of Education
Keywords Learning disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, high-functioning autism, Asperger's syndrome,Practical work experience 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Elementary School Teacher Education
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・To have basic understanding of the development of children and adolescents.

Special Support School Teacher Education
(Knowledge and Understanding)
・Having knowledge and understanding of teaching methods practiced in special needs education. 
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The objective of this course is to provide students with explanations of psychological, physiological, and pathological characteristics of children with developmental disabilities such as learning disabilities, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, high-functioning autism, and Asperger’s syndrome and those with emotional disturbance, and to provide the students with an opportunity to deepen understanding of an appropriate assessment and support for those children, including lesson making, instruction techniques, and approaches, and a curriculum for them.
Class Schedule Lesson 1: Learning disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, high functioning autism, Asperger's syndrome, and emotional disorders (overview) (In charge of Prof. Kawai)

Lesson 2: History of support for children with developmental disroder in association with the transition from special education to special needs education (In charge of Prof. Kawai)

Lesson 3: Curriculum for children with developmental disorder (In charge of Prof. Kawai)

Lesson 4: Role of coordinator of special needs education (In charge of Prof. Kawai)

Lesson 5: How support by parents and a classroom should be (In charge of Prof. Kawai)

Lesson 6: How actual conditon should be grapsed:Interpretation of assessment and utilization of assessment for making an individual taching plan (In charge of Prof. Kawai)

Lesson7: Developing a lesson for children with developmental disorder:accomodation and modification (In charge of Prof. Kawai)

Lesson 8: Understanding and supporting learning disorder  (In charge of Prof. Kawai)

Lesson 9: Understanding and supporting attention deficit hyperactivity disorder  (In charge of Prof. Kawai)
Lesson 10: Understanding and supporting high functioning autism and Asperger's syndrome  (In charge of Prof. Kawai)
Lesson 11: Understanding and supporting emotional disorder  (In charge of Prof. Kawai)

Lesson 12: Psychology, physiology, and pathology of children with developmental disorder and emotional disorder  (In charge of Prof. Kawai)

Lesson 13: Prevention and support of secondary disorder  (In charge of Prof. Kawai)

Lesson 14: How social skill training is actually provided for children with developmental disorders  (In charge of Prof. Kawai)  

Lesson 15: How children with developmental disorder is actually supported in nations with advanced special needs education centering around the U.S. (In charge of Prof. Kawai)

Report writing will be assigned.
Students must purchase Book 1 because it will be used in a workshop to be held in this course. Book2 is a reference book.

Book 1: コンスタンス・マクグラス著・川合紀宗訳 (2010) インクルーシブ教育の実践ーすべての子どものニーズにこたえる学級づくり, 学苑社.

Book 2:上野一彦・花熊暁(編) 軽度発達障害の教育―LD・ADHD・高機能PDD等への特別支援.日本文化科学社.

PC or AV used in
Handouts, Movies( videos/PC/other image data)
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Review handouts and your notebook and ask questions in the following class if you have any. Materials for the following lesson will be uploaded on the WebCT. Students must print them out and bring them to the lesson.
Requirements For students in the Program in Special Needs School Teacher Education: This is a course that corresponds to Section 3 of Teachers License Act.
For student in Cluster 2 to 5: This course is for those who wish to obtain a teaching certificate for elementary schools.

Grading Method Students will be evaluated based on class participation (sharing opinions, contribution in discussions and group work, comments on attendance cards) and reports.
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Based on the lecturer's experience as a speech-language pathologist in the U.S., the lecture will give students how the special education systems are different between Japan and the U.S., and how to work with students who have learning disabilities and other related disabilities. 
Message This is expected to be a large-scale course with many students. This course will include not only lectures but also discussions and group work. Your active participation in the lessons is encouraged.
Other The faculty member who have experiences of working at public schools and university in the United States as a speech-language pathologist introduces practical contents based on their experiences.

If you are not an eligible student of this course but wish to take this course, you must consult with the instructor before registration.
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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