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Psychology and Education for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing (DHH) Children, Sign Language Studies, Developmental Psychology, Language Acquisition

 
Research Projects and Products
Inclusive education and Co-enrollment practices for DHH children 
What are `Co-enrollment` practices? A Comparison. Invited speech, Symposium of Sign Bilingualism and Deaf Education, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2014.6.
Development of inclusive education for deaf and hard-of-hearing children (3): An attempt of signed language implementation to the primary school which had self-contained special classes for hard-of-hearing pupils in Japan, Bulletin of Hyogo University of Teacher Education, 2013, 43, 37-49. (In Japanese with an English abstract)
Signed language learning by hard-of-hearing pupils: An inclusive practice in a regular primary school in Japan, Paper presented at 3rd International Conference on Sign Linguistics and Deaf Education in Asia, Hong Kong, 2013.1-2
Development of inclusive education for deaf and hard-of-hearing children (2): An analysis of co-enrollment program in Italy and USA, Bulletin of Hyogo University of Teacher Education, 2012, 41, 15-25. (In Japanese with an English abstract)
A research review of the inclusive practices for deaf and hard-of-hearing children, Japanese Journal of Special Education, 2012, 50(1), 87-96. (In Japanese with an English abstract)
Development of inclusive education for deaf and hard-of-hearing children (1): An analysis of co-enrollment program in Norway, Bulletin of Hyogo University of Teacher Education, 2011, 39, 47-58. (In Japanese with an English abstract)
Support of deaf and hard-of-hearing pupils in the inclusive classrooms: An analysis of adults` narratives, Poster presented at 2nd International Conference on Special Education, Marmaris, Turkey, 2008.6.

Signed language and learning environment in school and home for DHH children
How hard-of-hearing children learn a signed language? A socio-cultural analysis, Poster presented at 5th Conference of International Society for Gesture Studies, Lund, 2012.7
Pre-literacy activities of a deaf child and her mother in a signing environment, Poster presented at 9th Asia-Pacific Congress on Deafness, Tokyo, Japan, 2006.10.
Home literacy activities of a deaf child acquiring a signed language as first Language, Poster presented at 14th European Conference on Reading, Zagreb, Croatia, 2005.7-8 
Deaf education and bilingualism: Signed and spoken languages, Studies in Language Sciences, 2004, 3, 55-65.
An attempt of developing signed language video materials for instructing Japanese literacy to deaf children, Paper presented at 20th World Congress on Reading, International Reading Association, Manila, 2004.7.    
Deaf education and bilingualism, Paper presented at the symposium titled "Issues in Japanese bilingualism", 3rd Annual Conference of Japanese Society for Language Science, Tokyo, 2001.6. 
Bilingual situation in signing deaf schools in Japan: An ethnographic analysis. Paper presented at Conference on Sign linguistics, Deaf education, and Deaf culture in Asia, Hong Kong, 2001.12. 

Psychological and social support for DHH children and adults
The relation between the cognitive characteristics and the achievement performance for Japanese deaf and hard-of-hearing children: An analysis of K-ABC tests, Poster presented at 21st International Congress on the Education of the Deaf, Vancouver, Canada, 2010.7.
K-ABC tests for Japanese deaf and hard-of-hearing children: An attempt to understand their cognitive difficulties and to support them, Poster presented at 4th World Congress on Mental Health and Deafness, Brisbane, 2009.10
An attempt of school counseling practice at an oral school for the deaf in Japan: From a socio-cultural point of view, Journal of American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association, 2007, 40(2), 37-44.
Deaf Pupilfs narrative of self who had experience of integration in the hearing school, Poster presented at 28th International Colloquium for School Psychology, Hangzhou, China, 2006.7
Communication support to a deaf child with autistic disorder (Kai, S, Kawaguchi, N, & Torigoe, T.), Journal of Human Development and Clinical Psychology, 2005, 11, 105-115. (In Japanese with an English abstract)
School counseling practice at an oral deaf school in Japan: An attempt from a socio-cultural viewpoint, Paper presented at the 6th European Conference of Mental Health and Deafness, Bad Ishl, Austria, 2003.5. 
Communication support of older deaf people who had no experience of school, Paper presented at 4th European Congress of Mental Health and Deafness, Manchester, 1997.10. 
Deaf life on isolated Japanese islands (Torigoe, T., Takei, W., & Kimura, H.), Sign Language Studies, 1995, 87, 167-174.
Life histories of Deaf people living on the islands: Focusing on those who had no experience of school, Paper presented at 2nd International Congress on Deaf History, Hamburg, 1994.10. 
 
Sign language acquisition by deaf children as a first language
Japanese Sign Language, In: M.Nakayama, R.Mazuka, & Y.Shirai (eds.), Handbook of East Asian Psycholinguistics: Japanese (pp.137-143), Cambridge University Press, 2006
Sign language development and language environment, Japanese Psychological Review, 2006, 49, 180-191. (In Japanese with an English abstract)
Phonological development of signs in deaf children acquiring Japanese Sign Language as a first language, Poster presented at 17th biennial meeting of International Society for Study of Behavioral Development, Ottawa, 2002.8. 
A descriptive analysis of early word combination in deaf children's signed utterance (Torigoe,T. & Takei,W.), Japanese Psychological Research, 2001, 43(3), 156-161.
The role of pointing gestures in the acquisition of Japanese Sign Language (Takei,W. & Torigoe,T.), Japanese Journal of Special Education, 2001, 38(6), 51-63.
Nonreferential gestures and the acquisition of sign language by two Japanese infants (Takei,W. & Torigoe,T.), Japanese Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2000, 11(1), 12-22. (In Japanese with an English abstract)
Grammaticalization of pointings in deaf children acquiring Japanese Sign Language as a first language, Paper presented at 8th International Congress for the Study of Child Language, San Sebastian, 1999,7. 
How do deaf children learn a sign language? Acquisition processes of sign language as a first language, Japanese Journal of Sign Linguistics Monograph, 1995, no.5. (In Japanese with an English abstract)
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Structural analysis of Japanese Sign Language, home signs and gestures
A descriptive analysis of pointing and oral movements in a home sign system, (Torigoe,T., & Takei,W.) Sign Language Studies, 2002, 2(3), 281-295
Grammaticalization of pointings and oral movements in a home sign, Poster presented at 7th International Conference on Theoretical Issues in Sign Language Research, Amsterdam, 2000.7. 
A morphemic analysis of the gestural system produced by sisters who are deaf, living on an isolated island, (Takei,W., Torigoe,T., & Yokkaichi,A.) Japanese Journal of Special Education, 1997, 35(3), 33-41. (In Japanese with an English abstract)
Resumptive X structure in Japanese Sign Language In: I.Ahlgren, B.Bergman, & M.Brennan, eds., Perspectives on sign language structure, (pp.187-198), The International Sign Linguistics Association, 1994.