IIMURA, Daichi

Title Assistant Professor
Email iimura.daichi.ga#@#u.tsukuba.ac.jp (please replace #@# with @)
URL https://d-iimura274.jimdofree.com/
Degree Ph.D.
Division Disability Sciences
Research Field Speech and language disorders
Undergraduate Program School of Human Sciences, College of Disability Sciences
Graduate School Program (Main)
Graduate School Program (Sub)
Research Themes

Basic research to elucidate the mechanisms of stuttering and other fluency disorders
Development of evidence-based language and communication intervention and assessment tools
Social surveys to improve understanding and awareness of stuttering
Psychological support such as self-help or parental supports

Publications/Major Achievements
  • Iimura, D., & Ishida, O. (2023). The influence of self-help/support group experience on people who stutter: A systematic review. Speech, Language, and Hearing
  • Iimura, D., Takahashi, S., Fukazawa, N., Morita, N., Oe, T., & Miyamoto, S. (2023). Effect of linguistic factors on the occurrence of stuttering-like disfluency among Japanese-speaking preschool children who stutter. Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics, 37(1), 1-16.
  • Iimura, D., Koyama, Y., Kondo, H., Toyomura, A., & Boyle, M. (2022). Development of a short Japanese version of the Self-Stigma of Stuttering Scale (4S-J-16): Translation and evaluation of validity and reliability. Journal of Fluency Disorders, 73, 105917.
  • Iimura, D., Kakuta, K., Oe, T., Kobayashi, H., Sakai, N., & Miyamoto, S. (2022). Treatment for school-aged children who stutter: A systematic review of Japanese literature. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 53, 561-583.
  • Iimura, D., & Miyamoto, S. (2022). The influence of stuttering and co-occurring disorders on job difficulties among adults who stutter. Speech, Language, and Hearing, 25(2), 234-244.
  • Iimura, D., & Miyamoto, S. (2021). Public attitudes toward people who stutter in the workplace: a questionnaire survey of Japanese employees. Journal of Communication Disorders, 89, 106072.
  • Iimura, D., Ishida, O., Takahashi, S., Yokoi, H. & Miyamoto, S. (2021).
    A questionnaire survey about support requests from school-aged children and adolescents who stutter. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 52(2), 717-727.
  • Iimura, D., & Miyamoto, S. (2021). The assessment of possible cluttering in Japanese adults who stutter: Analyzing the ratio of disfluencies. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups – Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, 6(5), 1273-1280.
  • Iimura, D., Asakura, N., Sasaoka, T., Inui, T. (2020). Assessing sensorimotor integration in adults who stutter by a behavioral task using perceptual adaptation of frequency-altered auditory feedback. Acoustical Science and Technology, 41(5), 780-783.
  • Iimura, D., Asakura, N., Sasaoka, T., Inui, T. (2019). Abnormal sensorimotor integration in adults who stutter: a behavioral study by adaptation of delayed auditory feedback. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 2440.
  • Iimura, D., Yada, Y., Imaizumi, K., Takeuchi, T., Miyawaki, M., & Van Borsel, J. (2018). Public awareness and knowledge of stuttering in Japan. Journal of Communication Disorders, 72, 136-145.
  • Iimura, D., Uehara, S., Yamamoto, S., Aihara, T., & Kushiro, K. (2016). Does excessive attention to speech contribute in stuttering?: A preliminary study with a reading comprehension task. Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, 1(4), 5-15. 
Scientific Membership

Japan Society of Stuttering and Other Fluency Disorders
Japanese Association of Communication Disorders
The Japan Society of Logopedics and Phoniatrics
Japanese Association of Speech-Language-Hearing Therapists
The Japanese Society of Hearing and Language Disorders
The Japanese Association of Special Education
The Japanese Society of Social Psychology
Japan Academy of Learning Disabilities

Social and Outreach Activity

Chair of the Public Relations Committee, Japan Society of Stuttering and Other Fluency Disorders
Member of the Working Group on Clinical Guidelines for Infant Stuttering, Japan Society of Stuttering and Other Fluency Disorders
Member of the Cluttering Working Group, Japan Society of Stuttering and Other Fluency Disorders

Related Links

https://trios.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/researcher/0000004765 (Univ. of Tsukuba Researchers Information)