Sensory Design of Learning Environment for Autism : Architects awareness?
The designated learning environment should be created as a unique learning space for autistic children and consider the sensory issues to overcome their needs. This learning environment would help Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to continue their education in different environments to survive independently in the real world. This study used the variables of sensory stimulation, sensory sensitivity, sensory design, and physical learning environment to construct a questionnaire. It would distribute to architects towards achieving their level of knowledge and awareness. Findings are useful in the future for architects and designers when making decisions to provide conducive facilities for the autistic.
Keywords: Sensory stimulation; sensory sensitivity; sensory design; physical learning environment
eISSN 2514-7528 © 2019 The Authors. Published for AMER, ABRA & cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.