Junichi Yamamoto

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Junichi Yamamoto

Published Papers

Eleuda Nunez, Soichiro Matsuda, Masakazu Hirokawa, Junichi Yamamoto, Kenji Suzuki
Multimodal Technologies and Interaction,   2(4) 61   2018
Modeling training of child’s conversational response for students with autism spectrum disorder: To be a good listener
Ishikawa, N., Omori, M., & Yamamoto,J
Behavior Analysis in Practice      2018
Soichiro Matsuda, Eleuda Nunez, Masakazu Hirokawa, Junichi Yamamoto, Kenji Suzuki
Frontiers in Psychology   8 1029.   Jun 2017
Tsuji, A., Sekine, S., Enomoto, T., Matsuda, S., Yamamoto, J., & Suzuki, K.
115-120.   2017   [Refereed]
Sentence reading comprehension by means of training in segment-unit reading for Japanese children with intellectual disabilities
Omori, M., & Yamamoto, J.
Behavior Analysis in Practice   2017 1-10   2017   [Refereed]
Hakuno, Y., Omori, H., Yamamoto, J., &Minagawa,Y.
Infant Behavior and Development   48 65-77.   2017   [Refereed]
Ishizuka, Yuka, Junichi Yamamoto
Autism: The International Journal of Research and Treatment   20(8) 1011-1020.   Apr 2016
An approach to facilitate turn-taking behavior with paired devices for children with autism spectrum disorder
Nunez, E., Matsuda, S., Hirokawa, M., Yamamoto, J., & Suzuki, K.,
2016 25th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN)   837-842.   2016   [Refereed]
Eleuda Nunez ; Soichiro Matsuda ; Masakazu Hirokawa ; Junichi Yamamoto ; Kenji Suzuki
Proceedings of The 24th IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN 2015).   722-727   Sep 2015
Among treatments for children with ASD, assistive robots are growing popular as they are able to elicit different social behaviors. At the same time, technology is providing methods to automatically collect quantitative data, in order to assist th...
Junichi Yamamoto
The Psychological Record   65(2) 401-410.   Jun 2015
Students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) often have difficulties in learning stimulus relations in spelling. Using the two-stimulus pairing procedure, we examined the emergence of stimulus relations between Japanese and English words by compar...
Soichiro Matsuda, Junichi Yamamoto
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders   10 109-115.   Feb 2015
Children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) exhibit difficulties in their comprehension of others’ emotions. According to a variety of experimental procedures, many of them can be classified into two types according to the modality of their sti...
Soichiro Matsueda, Yasuyo Minagawa, Junichi Yamamoto
Autism Research and Treatment   2015 1-8   2015
Atypical gaze behavior in response to a face has been well documented in individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Children with ASD appear to differ from typically developing (TD) children in gaze behavior for spoken and dynamic face sti...
Soichiro Matsuda, Junichi Yamamoto
Journal of Special Education Research   4(1) 1-8.   2015
Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and Williams syndrome (WS) exhibit contrasting forms of emotion comprehension; however, few studies have directly compared the two. In this study, we directly compared six children with ASD, chronological age 3–7, w...
Masahiro Imafuku, Yoko Hakuno, Mariko Uchida-Ota, Junichi Yamamoto, Yasuyo Minagawa
NeuroImage   103, 476-484.   Dec 2014   [Refereed]
Development of a sense of self is a fundamental process needed for human social interaction. Although functional neuroimaging studies have revealed the importance of medial prefrontal cortex (mPFC) in self-referencing, how this function develops i...
Soichiro Matsuda, Junichi Yamamoto
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders   8(8) 944-950.   Aug 2014   [Refereed]
Difficulties in understanding others’ emotions have been widely reported in autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). Many methodologies for evaluating the emotion recognition can be analyzed by matching-to-sample (MTS) procedures. When using movies of so...
Tatsuhiko Yagihashi ,Chiharu Torii, Reiko Takahashi, Mikimasa Omori , Rika Kosaki, Hiroshi Yoshihashi, Masahiro Ihara, Yasuyo Minagawa‐Kawai , Junichi Yamamoto , Takao Takahashi , Kenjiro Kosaki
Congenital Anomalies   54(4) 225-227   May 2014
To reveal the relation between intellectual disability and the deleted intervals in Williams syndrome, we performed an array comparative genomic hybridization analysis and standardized developmental testing for 11 patients diagnosed as having Will...
Makoto Suzuki, Hikari Kirimoto, Kazuhiro Sugawara, Mineo Oyama, Sumio Yamada, Junichi Yamamoto, Atsuhiko Matsunaga, Michinari Fukuda, Hideaki Onishi
PloS ONE   9(3) e90773   Mar 2014
Horizontal intracortical projections for agonist and antagonist muscles exist in the primary motor cortex (M1), and reward may induce a reinforcement of transmission efficiency of intracortical circuits. We investigated reward-induced change in M1...
Makoto Suzuki , Yuko Sugimura, Sumio Yamada, Yoshitsugu Omori, Masaaki Miyamoto, Junichi Yamamoto
PloS ONE   8(1) e53488   Jan 2013
Cognitive disorders in the acute stage of stroke are common and are important independent predictors of adverse outcome in the long term. Despite the impact of cognitive disorders on both patients and their families, it is still difficult to predi...
Soichiro Matsuda, Junichi Yamamoto
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders   7(8) 938-946.   2013
Deficits in comprehension of others’ emotions have been well documented in children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs). As to variety of methodological procedures, many of them can be analyzed by matching-to-sample (MTS) procedures. When using ...
Mikimasa Omori, Junichi Yamamoto
Research in Developmental Disabilities   34(4) 1109-1118.   2013
Japanese students with developmental disabilities often exhibit difficulties in reading, particularly in Kanji (ideogram) reading, and in acquiring the equivalence relations between pictures, written words, and sounds. Previous research suggested ...
Mikimasa Omori, Junichi Yamamoto
Psychology   4(3A) 238-245.   2013
For most of students with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and Williams syndrome (WS), a rare genetic neurodevelopmental disorder, are known to have intellectual disabilities (ID). Students with ID often show the difficulties in reading. Especially...
Atsuko Matsuzaki, Junichi Yamamoto
Japanese Journal of Special Education   49(6) 657-669.   2012
Autism is a defiit of social, communicative, and linguistic function said to be caused by brain dysfunction. We have developed a comprehensive intervention program that focuses on early development of communication. In the present study, the progr...
Nozomi Naoi, Yasuyo Minagawa-Kawai, Ai Kobayashi, Koji Takeuchi,Katsuki Nakamura, Junichi Yamamoto, Shozo Kojima
NeuroImage   59(2) 1735-1744.   2012
A number of behavioral studies suggest that infant-directed speech (IDS) plays a more important role in facilitating both: a) speech perception, and b) adult–infant social interactions than does adult-directed speech (ADS), and hence that IDS cont...
Makoto Suzuki, Hikari Kirimoto, Hideaki Onishi, Sumio Yamada, Hiroyuki Tamaki, Atsuo Maruyama, Junichi Yamamoto
Brain Research   1473 114-123.   2012
Reciprocal inhibition of antagonist muscles is crucial for motor skill learning in humans. However, the changes in reciprocal inhibition function during the motor learning process are unknown. The aim of this study was to systematically observe th...
Acquisition and transfer of English as a second language through the constructional response matching-to-sample procedure for students with developmental disabilities
Mikisawa Omori, Hiroshi Sugasawara, Junichi Yamamoto
Psychology   2(6) 552-559.   2011
Kosuke Takahashi, Fumiyuki Noro, Junichi Yamamoto
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders   5(1) 547-553.   2011
In early training for children with autism spectrum disorders (ASDs), matching-to-sample (MTS) tasks are widely used to teach various language and cognitive skills. However, some problems in conducting MTS training for children with developmental ...
Hiroshi Sugasawara, Junichi Yamamoto
Behavioral Interventions   24(1) 43-53.   Jan 2009
Students with developmental disabilities often have difficulty with writing skills such as tracing, copying, and dictation writing. A student with writing difficulties participated in the present study, which used computer‐based teaching applied i...
Miwa Fukushima, Hiroyasu Ito, Namiko Kubo-Kawai, Hiroshi Sugasawara, Jun-ichi Yamamoto, Nobuo Masataka
Cognitive Studies   16(3) 377-389   2009
We have thus far conducted a special-needs education program using e-learning for students experiencing learning difficulties in regular classrooms. The results for improving cognitive function and an attempt to investigate accompanying changes in...
Minagawa-Kawai, Yasuyo, Naoi Nozomi, Kikuchi Naoko, Junichi Yamamoto, Nakamura Katsuki, Kojima Shozo
Neuroreport   20(13) 1219-1224.   2009
This study examined the cerebral functional lateralization, from a phonological perspective, in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and typically developing children (TDC). With near infrared spectroscopy, we measured auditory evoked-resp...
Nozomi Naoi, Ritsu Tsuchiya, Junichi Yamamoto, Katsuki Nakamura
Research in Developmental Disabilities   29(6) 595-609.   2008
The present study aimed to examine the controlling variables for initiating joint attention (IJA) in three children with autism. During the baseline, target objects were presented in a location where the child could see them, but the adult could n...
Hiroshi Sugasawara, Junichi Yamamoto
Behavioral Intervention   22(4) 263-277.   2007
Students with developmental disabilities often have difficulty in learning the systematic relations between syllables (auditory stimuli) and characters (visual stimuli) required for reading. Two students with developmental disabilities participate...
Nozomi Naoi, Kumiko Yokoyama, Junichi Yamamoto
Research in Autism Spectrum Disorders   1(2) 174-184.   2007
Many children with autism have severe difficulty in ‘reporting’ on events at schools to mothers at home despite their ability to tact some objects and actions in discrete trial setting. Many studies have attempted to establish tact as labeling in ...
Yokoyama Kumiko, Nozomi Naoi, Junichi Yamamoto
Japanese Journal of Special Education   43(6) 485-503.   Mar 2006
The Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) is widely used with non-verbal children with autistic disorders as an Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Most of the participants in prior research on that method, although referred t...
Nozomi Naoi, Kumiko Yokoyama, Junichi Yamamoto
Japanese Journal of Special Education   43(6) 505-518.   2006
The present study examined the effectiveness of matrix training procedures for establishing adjective-object two-word utterances in children with autism. The procedure included training both receptive and expressive responses in one trial. Partici...
Mitsuko Nasuno, Koji Takeuchi, Junichi Yamamoto
Japanese Journal of Special Education   40(6) 723-732.   Mar 2003
The purposes of the present study were to investigate the resources for formal and informal support for families of children with autism in Malaysia, and, with those findings, study the possibility of Malaysian parents conducting an applied behavi...
Hirofumi Shimizu, Janet S Twyman, Jun-ichi Yamamoto
Research in Developmental Disabilities   24(3) 183-194.   2003
We evaluated a computer-based sorting-to-matching procedure to teach matching-to-sample skills to seven young children with developmental disabilities who had failed to demonstrate identity matching-to-sample under the typical training procedure (...
Koji Takeuchi, Hidemi Kubota, Junichi Yamamoto
Japanese Journal of Special Education   39(6) 155-164.   2002
The purpose of the present study was to clarify the type of intensive supervision needed by families who were applying home-based behavioral treatment for children with autism in the absence of constant supervision. Participants were 8 children (a...
Junichi Yamamoto, Atsuko Kakutani, Masafusa Terada
Perceptual and Motor Skills   92(3) 755-770   2001
Joint visual attention is defined as looking where someone else is looking. The purpose of this study was to examine the conditions for establishing joint visual attention in autistic children who have no functional speech. An experimenter, sittin...
Kyuji Takeuchi ,Junichi Yamamoto
Japanese Journal of Special Education   38(6) 105-116   2001
The effects of a self-monitoring procedure on improving academic performance, using 3 academic subjects (Japanese language [Kokugo], social studies, and science), were assessed in a sixth grade student with autism in his home setting. Self-monitor...
Ritsu Tsuchiya, Junichi Yamamoto
Japanese Journal of Special Education   38(6) 33-49   2001
Referential looking was defined as the behavior chain in which the child looked at the stimulus, then looked at the listener's face, and again looked at the stimulus. The purpose of this study was to examine in children with autism the conditions ...
Junichi Yamamoto, Hirofumi Shimizu
Japanese Journal of Special Education   38(6) 17-31   2001
The purpose of the present study was to examine whether an arbitrary matching-to-sample procedure with a differential outcome in a computer-based teaching method would be effective for establishing equivalence relations for three stimuli (visual p...
Jun-ichi Yamamoto, Tomoko Miyaa
Research in Developmental Disabilities   20(5) 355-377   Sep 1999
In this study, we examined the conditions necessary to construct appropriate sentences in three autistic students using computer-based training and testing procedure. In Experiment 1, when a picture was presented on the computer display as a sampl...
Junichi Yamamoto
Japanese journal of behavior therapy   25(1) 7-22   Mar 1999
In this study, students with developmental disabilities were trained to answer the cause of emotional states expressed by a character in a printed passage. In the passage, daily events happen and then, the character expresses either "crying" or "l...
23(1) 17-28   Mar 1997
The purpose of this research was to examine the necessary conditions for constructing sentences to picture stimuli by an autistic child using a word processor at the one-word sentence level. First, keyboard-typing and the usage of function keys wa...
Yamamoto, Jun'ichi, Asano, Toshio
The Psychological Record   45(1) 3-19   1995
Emergence of symmetry in a visual conditional discrimination by chimpanzees
Masaki Tomonaga, Tetsuro Matsuzawa, Kazuo Fujita, Jun'Hchi Yamamoto Jun'Hchi Yamamoto
Psychological Reports   68(1) 51-60   Feb 1991
In Exp. 1, three young chimpanzees were trained to match red to a cross and green to a circle in an arbitrary matching-to-sample task. After acquisition of this task, they were tested for the emergence of associative symmetry of these conditional ...
Akira MochizukiKazuko NozakiHiroshi WatanabeJun'ichi Yamamoto
Journal of the multihandicapped person   1(3) 233-249   Sep 1988
Jun'ichi Yamamoto, Akira Mochizuki
Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis   21(1) 57-64   1988
Three autistic students were trained to request a specific object from an adult “supplier” with the sentence, “Give me —” and to deliver that object to another adult, the “director.” Subsequently, the degree to which the object offered by the supp...
Temporal pattern of exploratory behavior during 24-hour sessions in a Japanese monkey (Macaca Fuscata) troop.
Junichi Yamamoto, Yoshiharu Higuchi, Toshio Asano
Behavioural Processes   14(2) 217-223   Apr 1987

Conference Activities & Talks

Staff coaching to disseminate a parent training program with Apps in Japan
Yamamoto, J., & Matsuzaki, A
10th International Conference of Association for Behavior Analysis International   Sep 2019   
A behavioral approach to using tripartite interpersonal distance as a measure of social engagement
Tsukamoto, M., Tsuji, A., Sekine, S., Suzuki, K., & Yamamoto, J.
the10th International Conference of Association for Behavior Analysis International   Sep 2019   
Parent-Implemented school-readiness skill training using iPad in preschool children with autism spectrum disorder
Ishizuka, Y., Ishikawa, N., & Yamamoto, J.
10th International Conference of Association for Behavior Analysis International   Sep 2019   
Relations between parental stress levels and the characteristics of children with autism spectrum disorder
Wei, Y., Matsuzaki, A., Omori, T., & Yamamoto, J
1 Sep 2019   
Telehealth parent training for children with neurodevelopmental disorder: Home-based assessment for behavior of everyday life
Ishikawa, N. Ishizuka, Y., & Yamamoto, J
Ninth world congress of behavioural and cognitive therapies 2019   Jul 2019