Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School School of Education
Lecture Code CC135505 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 言語障害教育総論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Introduction of Education for Children with Speech and Launguage Disorders
カワイ ノリムネ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Weds5-8:EDU C203
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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"Lecture-oriented, Discussions, Student presentations(Lecture-oriented;Note-taking;Using or not using textbooks, Printed materials, Listening to tapes, Discussions, Debates, Student presentations, Lecture resumes, etc.)
Non-face-to-face (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 Cluster 1 (School Education)
Keywords Speech and language disorders, communication disorders, speech pathology, teaching in special needs classes,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 theme of this course is to understand an overview of characteristics of psychology, physiological, and pathological characteristics of speech and language disorders, and education curricula for them such as LD, and instruction methods for them. Particularly, the course aims to deepen understanding of appropriate evaluation and support for school children with speaking and language disorders.
Class Schedule Lesson1: Language & Communication

Lesson2: Language development and the disorders(1)

Lesson3: Language development and the disorders(2)

Lesson4: Speech disorders(introduction)

Lesson5: Evaluation and clinical practice of fluency disorders

Lesson6: Evaluation and clinical practice of phonological and articulation disorders

Lesson7: Vocal impairments and speaking and vocal disorders associated with neurodegenerative disorders

Lesson8: Speech disorders (summary)

Lesson9: Disorders of language functions(introduction)

Lesson10: Evaluation and clinical practice of childhood aphasia

Lesson11: Evaluation and clinical practice of specific language developmental disorders

Lesson12:Relations between Intellectual disorders and communication disorders(Down syndrome, autistic disorders with intellectual disorders)

Lesson13: Relations between developmental disorders and communication disorders(verbal learning disorder, pragmatic disorders,etc.)

Lesson14: Clinical practice and curricula for students with speech and language disorders and communication disorders in public schools in Japan and the U.S.

Lesson15: Disorders of language functions(summary)

There will be exams in Lesson8 and 15. There will be report assignments and presentations as well.
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Textbook, Handouts, Audio materials, Movies(videos/PC/other image data)
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
This is the only course about education for children with speech and language disorders. Every lesson will cover a lot of contents. Please make sure to review the contents covered in the class. Lesson materials will be uploaded on the WebCT. You must print them out and bring them to the lessons.
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.
This course targets 3rd year students of the Program in Special Needs School Teacher Education and the Program in Elementary School Teacher Education. If you are the 4th year students of the Program in Special Needs School Teacher Education (including those entered in the prior year), take the course on Period 9 and 10 on Monday

Grading Method Students will be evaluated based on Midterm and final exams, reports, presentation, and class participation (active sharing of opinions and asking questions in class and on a comment note). It is recommended for students to visit the Center for Special Needs Education Research and Practice to observe their clinical practice and write a report about it.
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it 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. 
Message There are a wide variety of topics in the field of education for students with speech and language disorders. This courses mainly focuses on potential obstacles you may encounter when you become a teacher in the future. Your active participation in the lesson is encouraged. You do not necessarily have to purchase the recommended reference book. Because this book is not sold in SEKIKYO, you have to order it by yourself if you want to purchase one.
Other If you are not a student of the Faculty of Education Cluster 1(School Education), 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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