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 - Rehabilitation Sciences - Occupational Therapy
Brain Function and Rehabilitation
“Brain Function and Rehabilitation” is a new occupational therapy program established in Graduate School of Medicine, Human Health Science Department in 2007. It is an academic program, the purpose of which is to bring together the knowledge and the art regarding rehabilitation, from the view point of “interaction between human functioning and the environment”. We research on the ways to support the persons with mental dysfunction and developmental disorders to control their lives and adjust to the environment. As the basis of our research, we adopt medical and psychological assessment methods, such as motor function assessment, mental processing assessment, and information regarding the relation between the disease and the disability.

  Hiroshi Yamane, OTR, Ph.D.
Research and Education
In “Brain Function and Rehabilitation” program, we carry out clinical research, education and clinical guidance, regarding techniques and methodology to facilitate rehabilitation and development of the central nervous system. The subjects of our practice are problems caused by functional or organic dysfunction of the central nervous system (including developmental disorders) such as mental disorder, brain function disorder caused by brain injury, and developmental disability. Our clinical fields are hospitals, day care centers, rehabilitation facilities, and schools. Let’s think, for instance, what differences in the brain or the body make a person capable or incapable to imitate another person’s movement? Occupational therapy in brain function rehabilitation is a process of communication between the person, the person’s body and the occupation. We study the interaction between the brain, body and the environment which occurs during carrying out the occupation, and utilize the results for early rehabilitation, supporting development, daily lives and education of the disabled people.

Clinical research and education in mental function field:
Our research and educational interests are the occupational therapy, medical and social models of disability, the acute occupational therapy system, and supporting participation in the society, for people with mental dysfunctions such as psychiatric disorders, pervasive developmental disorders, and higher brain dysfunction.
Clinical research and education in developmental field:
Our research and educational interests are supporting adjustment to the environment, occupational therapy in educational settings, etc. The subjects of our practice are children with developmental disorders such as cerebral palsy, autism, learning disability, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, Asperger disorder.

Brain Function and Rehabilitation
Professor Hiroshi Yamane

Toshihiro Kato

Sumie Yamada
Instructor New hire
Assistant Michiyo Uehara
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Associate professor Kato: Presentation
Clinical research of Sensory Integrative Intervention
Development of Japanese version Sensory Integration Test
NIRS measurement of brain function when acting
Laboratory member
Recent Publications
1. Yamane H:History and current state of Japanese psychiatric occupational therapy. Journal of Korean Association of Occupational Therapists:2010
2. 山根 寛:心身統合の喪失と回復−コミュニケーションプロセスとしてみる作業療法の治療機序.作業療法,27:73-82:2008
3. 山根 寛:コミュニケーションとしての作業・身体,作業療法,25: 393-400:2006
4. 山根 寛,腰原菊恵,岩佐順子:急性期精神科作業療法の役割と課題−医学部附属病院精神科神経科における試みより.精神科救急,12:18-23:2009
5. Yamane H, Kinoshita T: An interactional model of mental disability based on the international classification of functioning and disability (ICIDH-2). Asian Journal of Occupational Therapy, 1:1-11:2001
6. 加藤寿宏,山田孝:子どもは自分の運動能力をどのくらい正確に把握しているのか?.作業療法29:73-82:2010
7. 加藤寿宏,山田孝:現在の子どもの人物画−日本版ミラー幼児発達スクリーニング検査およびグッドイナフ人物画検査の標準化データとの比較検討−.作業療法29:743-753:2010
8. 第十麻紀,小林圭,加藤寿宏,新井紀子,松島佳苗:通常の学級における特別支援教育を必要とする児童への作業療法の効果.作業療法,28:510-515:2009
9. 加藤寿宏:発達障害における連携と工夫−子どもを支える家族との連携−.臨床作業療法5:214-218:2008