A Review of Sensory Design Physical Learning Environment for Autism Centre in Malaysia

Roslinda Ghazali, Siti Rasidah Md Sakip, Ismail Samsuddin

Abstract


Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a neurodevelopmental disorder that impairs verbal and non-verbal communication and social interaction by showing themselves in repetitive behaviour, sensory issues, and cognitive delay. With proper learning environment, autistic children can continue their lives with their peers who exhibit regular development. The paper aims to develop a conceptual sensory design of Autism Physical Learning Environment.  The objective is to identify sensory issues for design consideration in a physical learning environment. Perhaps, this could help designers to gain better understand the variables of certain school design features and school facilities.

 


Keywords


Sensory design; autism; physical learning environment;

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v3i7.1262

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