The role of speech-language-hearing therapists (SLHTs) in special support education Hiroyo Ishida 1 Keyword: 特別支援教育 , 言語聴覚士 , 評価 , 連携 , special support education , speech-language-hearing therapist , assessment , cooperation pp.31-36
Published Date 2007/3/15
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.6001100104
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 As special support education in public elementary schools will become effective in 2007, some regions have attempted to establish a system to implement special support education. We have worked with teachers in a public elementary school in Kawasaki city, Kanagawa prefecture, once a week to assist in this process. Based on our experience, we discuss the role of speech-language-hearing therapists (SLHTs) in special support education. We found that SLHTs are expected to do the following:1) assess children's total developmental competence and functions;2) research into the background of the children's problems;3) assist in the creation and implementation of individual education plans;4) give individual training;5) explain to parents and teachers about their children's competence, problems, and educational methods. In the future, we would like to see the specialty role of SLHTs established within the formal school education system.

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