Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Special Course of Special Needs Education
Lecture Code YU20010 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name コミュニケーション障害教育方法論
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Methodology in Education for Children with Communication Disorders
カワイ ノリムネ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 1st-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Weds5-8:EDU C725
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lecture oriented/discussions/presentations by students
Non-face-to-face (Teams will be used. Download the app on your personal computer and obtain your personal account prior to the first class.) 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 4 : Undergraduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 24 : Social Sciences
Course Area(Discipline) 07 : Education
Eligible Students For students majoring in Special Needs Education with a Speical Needs Education Coordinator focus
Keywords Language and communication disorders, speech-language pathology 
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within Educational
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The aim of this lecture is to find reliable and effective evidence and knowledge by reading academic papers on recent research trends in communication and language disorders. 
Class Schedule Lesson 1 Overview of the language and communication disorders
Lesson 2 Latest trends in language and communication disorders(education system)
Lesson 3 Latest trends in language and communication disorders (focus on disorders related to speech)
Lesson 4 Latest trends in language and communication disorders(focus on disorders related to speech)
Lesson 5 Latest trends in language and communication disorders (practice based on evidence)
Lesson 6 Latest trends in language and communication (education system)
Lesson 7 Latest trends in language and communication (focus on speech disorders)
Lesson 8 Latest trends in language and communication (focus on language disorders)
Lesson 9 Latest trends in language and communication (language and psychology)
Lesson 10: summary of research trends
Lesson 11: Relation between research in educaiton for children with language disorders and medicine
Lesson 12: Way of Evidence-Based Practice in education for children with language disorders
Lesson 13: Effective and appropriate ways to educate children with language disorders.
Lesson 14: US-Japan comparison of clinical study on language disorders
Lesson 15 Summary of lecture

Three major targets of this lecture:
1. Understand the latest clinical findings about language and communication disorders through reading materials including academic papers and practical report. In addition, confirm evidence reliability concerning clinical effects referred to in reading materials through review and systematic review.
2. Understanding current research trends in communication and language disorders by reading materials. Also, understand challenges, prospects and good points of hypotheses, research methods, analysis, research results, and studies referred to in these materials by reading critically.
3 By considering the relationship between research and clinical, find research designs which could make a contribution to society, utilizing the research process and research results in the clinical field. Also, consider how to apply Evidence-Based Practice to language disorder education and how to conduct clinical methods which match educational needs. 
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Language and communication disorders are important as they relate to other disorders. Deepen understanding through classes. 
Grading Method Class participation (remarks in classes and discussion), presentation and report. 
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 The way to develop critical reading skills is to read high quality academic papers. Concerning clinical skills, students will learn how to search based on evidence-based practice. 
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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