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Company Name
International Institute for Educational Therapy ( IIET )
Location
13-12 Shinbashi 6-chome, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0004, Japan
Reach Us By
Telephone : 81-3-6459-0670
Fax : 81-3-3436-5808
Email : info@iiet.co.jp, semi@iiet.co.jp, or nori@iiet.co.jp
Mission & Focus
To offer learning opportunities to professional people in special education, nursing, healthcare, social welfare, etc. through seminars and study tours abroad, for them to acquire the latest knowledge and vocational skills with a focus on practicality and real benefits rather than theories. Many of our projects are useful to laypersons also.
Scope of Activities

1) Educational Seminars
As of February, 2015 we have planned and operated 151 seminars mainly in Tokyo, with many additional sessions in other cities.

a) On special education related to autism spectrum, LD, etc. designed for teachers of kindergarten through high school and special schools for children with developmental disorders, nurses, physicians, psychologists, counselors, various therapists, parents of children with disorders, etc.
b) On healthcare for the elderly and persons with disabilities, for nurses, physicians, therapists, counselors, dentists, dietitians social workers, volunteers, home help aides, and other related occupations.

2) Overseas Study Tours
We plan, organize, and conduct approximately 20 study tours each year, mainly to the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, New Zealand for healthcare, special education, social welfare, etc. in close collaboration with our sister company, Liberty International Inc.

History

Established in November, 1981

Notable seminars in early years

Held a seminar in early 1982 in Tokyo on practical education for children with autism, inviting Dr. John B. Kelley and his wife from Los Angeles, and introduced a program from the U.S. which was then unique in Japan.
It was attended by 200 teachers and therapists from all parts of Japan and was hailed as a valuable contribution to the education.

In 1983 we invited Dr. Eric Schopler from the U.S., a pioneer in the humane and effective treatment of autism, and introduced TEACCH program to Japan.

From 1989 we started conferences on LD. Collaborating with pioneering researchers, educators and with the largest newspaper company in the country, our “Symposium of Education for Children with LD” drew 1,700 teachers, parents, and journalists to its sessions in Tokyo. It was a huge success and gave impetus to creation of Japan Academy of Learning Disabilities and Japan Parents' Association of Learning Disabilities.

Overseas study tours

Even before our Institute was established, we had started overseas study tours from late 1970s mainly on education for children with autism and other disorders. With our reputation and contribution to the field through successful seminars we also expanded programs abroad, covering a wide range of subjects and themes.

Especially noteworthy among our overseas programs are a number of series we have organized with well-known scholars. To name a few;

- Hospice and palliative care study tours since 1988 with Dr. Alfons Deeken, a prominent philosopher and founder of the Japanese Association for Death Education and Grief Counseling.

- TEACCH study groups every year since 1992 to the University of North Carolina where Dr. Schopler taught.

Board Members:

Noriyuki Fujii, Chief Executive Officer
Councilor, The Working Youth’s Society

Rumiko Ochiai

Masayoshi Omori, Auditor

Program Committee:

Mayumi Abe
Associate Professor, Special project-training of professionals for cancer,
Department of Nursing, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine

Yasuko Ishigaki
Visiting Professor, Health Sciences University of Hokkaido
Auditor, Japan Academy of Nursing Administration and Policies
Committee member, Japanese Society of Cancer Nursing

Tokio Uchiyama
Director, Yokohama Psycho Developmental Clinic
Professor, Faculty of Human Development and Culture, Fukushima University

Yuji Umenaga
Professor, Faculty of Education, Utsunomiya University

Shizuko Kiba
Committee member, Japan Visiting Nursing Foundation

Isami Kumakura  
Senri Rihabilitation Hospital
Auditor, The Japan Society of Logopedics and Poniatrics
Councilor, The Japanese Society of Dysphagia Rehabilitation 
Councilor, Japan Society for Higher Brain Dysfunction

Laura G. Klinger
Executive Director, TEACCH Autism Program, Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of North Carolina

Satoru Konuki  
Professor, Department of Psychology, School of Humanities, Meisei University

Keiichi Takeda
Professsor Emeritus , Osaka Kyoiku(Education) University
Chairman, Institute for Certification of Special Educational Needs Specialist
Advisor to LD Center, Osaka Medical College

Alfons M. Deeken, Professor Emeritus,
Sophia University, Honorary Chairman, Tokyo/Living-Dying

Shizuko K. Barnes
New York State certified school psychologist

Gary B. Mesibov, Professor Emeritus,
University of North Carolina

Fumio Yamazaki
Director, St. John’s Hospice Care Institute
Consultant, St. John’s Hospice Director, Kodaira Clinic (for home care)

Major Clients:

Professionals who work in public and private universities, hospitals,
other medical organizations, schools (special needs), etc.

Major Banks:

Mizuho Bank, Ltd., Akasaka Branch
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., Akasaka-Mitsuke Branch
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