Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Graduate School of Education (Master's Program)
Lecture Code NMC20080 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 発達障害指導法特論
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Further Study in Teaching Methods for the Developmentally Disabled
ワカマツ アキヒコ,ムラカミ リエ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Tues5-8:*Faculty Office
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
【More Details】
Lecture-oriented, Discussion, Student presentation 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 5 : Graduate Basic
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Education
Eligible Students Masters students in Graduate School of Education
Keywords Developmental disorder, psychology, education, instruction method, SDG_04 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Introduces psychology, physiology, pathology of a child with developmental disability such as autism, LD, ADHD, and teaching method for such child, what needs to be considered in conducting a class so that students can gain basic knowledge to be involved in education of a child with developmental disability.  
Class Schedule Lesson 1 Developmental disorders: Concepts, and medical / psychological characteristics
Lesson 2 Emotional disorders: Definition and psychological characteristics
Lesson 3 Definition and conceptual changes of autism
Lesson 4 Psychological characteristics of autism
Lesson 5 Structured teaching, and learning & life support
Lesson 6 Communicational support for autism
Lesson 7 Reaction to maladaptive behavior
Lesson 8 Characteristics of children with high functioning autism, and considerations in their lessons
Lesson 9 Characteristics of children with Asperger syndrome and considerations in their lessons
Lesson 10 Characteristics of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and its educational issue
Lesson 11 Characteristics of children with LD and its educational issues
Lesson 12 Teaching social skills(1)SST, Comic Strip Conversation, etc.
Lesson 13 Teaching social skills(2)To understand non-verbal signs
Lesson 14 Support for guardians whose children has developmental disorders
Lesson 15 Summary
To be introduced in the class as required. 
PC or AV used in
Handouts,image (video/PC/other image material) 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Psychology, physiology, pathology of children with developmental disability and instruction method for them will be introduced with consideration that how educational assistance should be provided for these children. Review handouts and notes and ask questions in the next lesson if any, because some details may be covered.  
Grading Method Students to be assessed by participation in classes and reports.  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
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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