The Japan Journal of Logopedics and Phoniatrics
Online ISSN : 1884-3646
Print ISSN : 0030-2813
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Case Reports
Investigation of Kana Training Using Auditory Method as a Learning Support for Two Children with Developmental Dyslexia in Special Support Classes for Language Disorders
Miyo OmoriAkira Uno
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2022 Volume 63 Issue 1 Pages 43-49


The participants were two children with developmental dyslexia (DD) in special support classes for language disorders (SSCLD). One child showed specific language impairment in addition to DD. Both children met the three conditions of normal intelligence, good long-term verbal memory and strong willingness to acquire Hiragana/Katakana. We started training in Hiragana/Katakana using the auditory method reported by Uno et al. (2015). The results showed both children acquired 102 Hiragana/Katakana characters perfectly after about ten weeks and maintained the performance after that. These results suggest that SSCLD has possibility to give effective support to children with DD, without help at home, by utilizing class hours for Jiritsukatsudo (Activities to Promote Independence) and training specialized teachers.

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