1) Sign Language and Disability Education: An Overview; 2) How Do Dyslexic Students See Letters, and How Can They Be Supported in the Classroom?
Date: Sunday, May 12th, 2013 Time: 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Speaker: 1) Martin Pauly; 2) Riichiro Saito
Sign Language & Disability Education: An Overview
In this presentation code-switching and code-blending, using Spoken Japanese / Japanese Sign Language (JSL) and Spoken English/American Sign Language (ASL) will be introduced. Communication between hearing and deaf people will be discussed, while touching on some aspects of Deaf Culture. Classroom applications of the above, using greetings, apologies, numbers, puzzles, songs, will be demonstrated, as the addition of a sign language component in any activity can add a little excitement to any teaching exercise. Disability education and employment opportunities (particularly for the visually impaired) will also be touched upon.
Martin Pauly is a professor in the Research and Support Center on Higher Education for the Hearing and Visually Impaired, Tsukuba University of Technology. He has been a guide runner for blind athletes and will participate in the Kasumigaura Marathon. He is the President of JALT Ibaraki.
How Do Dyslexic Students See Letters, and How Can They Be Supported in the Classroom?
According to the MEXT report in Dec. 2013, 6.5 per cent of the students in normal classrooms have some difficulty it learning any specific subjects and/or communicating with others. The rate indicates that one or two students in the class have these difficulties. How can teachers support the learning rights of those students with LD (Learning Disabilities) and other developmental problems. This presentation will be lectured on basic knowledge about LD, and various supports teachers can give them will be discussed.
Riichiro Saito is an English teacher of Gunma Prefectural Ota Flex High School. He belongs to Japan Academy of Learning Disabilities (JALD) and is also certified as Special Educational Needs Specialist (S.E.N.S). His knowledge and experience on special educational needs help support English learning of students with learning disabilities.
Organization: Saitama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Saitama JALT)
Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen
Venue: Shimoochiai Kominkan (map)
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