Sensory-friendly spaces for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to stimulate learning environment / Mohamad Izzat Zulkanain and Md Azree Othuman Mydin

Zulkanain, Mohamad Izzat and Othuman Mydin, Md Azree (2019) Sensory-friendly spaces for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to stimulate learning environment / Mohamad Izzat Zulkanain and Md Azree Othuman Mydin. In: 4th Undergraduate Seminar on Built Environment and Technology 2019, 12th June 2019, Universiti Teknologi Mara Perak Branch.

Abstract

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is referred as a spectrum disorder because each individual has different symptoms, sensitivities and level of functioning. Each of the autistic children’s sensory sensitivities differs from one to another. Specialized design of learning spaces for ASD children may unlock their full potential. Hence this research attempted to design sensory- friendly spaces for children with ASD to stimulate learning environment. The objectives of this research are in 3 folds; (1) to scrutinize the existing body of knowledge to ascertain relevant criteria exist to design space for ASD; (2) to evaluate three centres for children with ASD in relation to the body of knowledge examined; (3) to propose an inclusive design of spaces for children with ASD. Three case study are chosen for this study that are Calvary Victory Centre (Johor), Penawar Special Learning Centre (Johor) and National Autism Society Malaysia (NASOM) One Stop Centre (Selangor). Then, six components are identified to be considered in the design of the spaces and four stimuli consideration are identified that is needed to be implemented. So, designing a space that provide conducive environment for these children to use any of their senses comfortably, it may lead to effectiveness in learning process.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Zulkanain, Mohamad Izzat
mohdizzatzulkanain@gmail.com
Othuman Mydin, Md Azree
azree@usm.my
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > Education of special classes of persons
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Study and teaching. Research
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Special classes of buildings
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Perak > Seri Iskandar Campus
Event Title: 4th Undergraduate Seminar on Built Environment and Technology 2019
Event Dates: 12th June 2019
Page Range: pp. 189-191
Keywords: Space Management; autism; ASD; learning space; multi sensory; design
Date: 2019
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/51670
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