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Designing for autism spectrum disorders / Kristi Gaines, Angela Bourne, Michelle Pearson, and Mesha Kleibrink.

By: Gaines, Kristi.
Contributor(s): Bourne, Angela | Pearson, Michelle 1987- | Kleibrink, Mesha.
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018Copyright date: 2016Description: xi, 220 pages : color illustrations, plans ; 28 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780367030469.Subject(s): AUTISM | ADULTS | ENVIRONMENT | ARCHITECTURE | DESIGN | SENSORY ISSUESAlso available in electronic format.
Contents:
Beginnings. Introduction to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) -- Theories influencing design for ASD -- Human-environment interaction -- Perception, cognition, and sensation -- Designing for the senses. Sight -- Auditory -- Touch/tactile -- Proprioception/vestibular -- Designing realistic environments. Design considerations for autism spectrum disorders -- Learning environments -- Home environments -- Work environments -- Therapeutic environments -- Connections to the outdoors.
Summary: "Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorders explains the influence of the natural and man-made environment on individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other forms of intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). Drawing on the latest research in the fields of environmental psychology and education, the authors show you how architecture and interior spaces can positively influence individuals with neurodiversities by modifying factors such as color, lighting, space organization, textures, acoustics, and ventilation. Now you can design homes, therapeutic environments, work environments, and outdoor spaces to encourage growth and learning for the projected 500,000 children with ASD (in the United States alone) who are expected to reach adulthood by 2024. Topics discussed include: Environmental design theories; Symptoms of ASD; Sensory processing deficits; Design needs of individuals on the spectrum at all ages; Design methods and solutions for spaces, including residential, learning, work, and therapeutic environments encompassing a wide range of budgets; Designing for self-actualization, well-being, and a high quality of life for the duration of an individual's life; Avenues for healthy living and aging in place; Biophilic design; Environmental impact on well-being; Strategies to promote active living as an integral part of the welfare focus"--Back cover.
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"First issued in paperback 2018"--Title page verso.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-214) and index.

Beginnings. Introduction to autism spectrum disorders (ASD) -- Theories influencing design for ASD -- Human-environment interaction -- Perception, cognition, and sensation -- Designing for the senses. Sight -- Auditory -- Touch/tactile -- Proprioception/vestibular -- Designing realistic environments. Design considerations for autism spectrum disorders -- Learning environments -- Home environments -- Work environments -- Therapeutic environments -- Connections to the outdoors.

"Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorders explains the influence of the natural and man-made environment on individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other forms of intellectual/developmental disabilities (IDD). Drawing on the latest research in the fields of environmental psychology and education, the authors show you how architecture and interior spaces can positively influence individuals with neurodiversities by modifying factors such as color, lighting, space organization, textures, acoustics, and ventilation. Now you can design homes, therapeutic environments, work environments, and outdoor spaces to encourage growth and learning for the projected 500,000 children with ASD (in the United States alone) who are expected to reach adulthood by 2024. Topics discussed include: Environmental design theories; Symptoms of ASD; Sensory processing deficits; Design needs of individuals on the spectrum at all ages; Design methods and solutions for spaces, including residential, learning, work, and therapeutic environments encompassing a wide range of budgets; Designing for self-actualization, well-being, and a high quality of life for the duration of an individual's life; Avenues for healthy living and aging in place; Biophilic design; Environmental impact on well-being; Strategies to promote active living as an integral part of the welfare focus"--Back cover.

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