Designing For Autism Spectrum Disorders by Kristi GainesDesigning For Autism Spectrum Disorders by Kristi Gaines

Designing For Autism Spectrum Disorders

byKristi Gaines, Angela Bourne, Michelle Pearson

Hardcover | June 1, 2016

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Designing for Autism Spectrum Disordersexplains 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.

Kristi Gaines is the Director of the Graduate Programs in Interior and Environmental Design at Texas Tech University. She received her Ph.D. in Environmental Design with collaterals in architecture and special education. Dr. Gaines has a combined 20 years of professional interior design and teaching experience.Angela Bourne is an Inter...
Title:Designing For Autism Spectrum DisordersFormat:HardcoverDimensions:232 pages, 11.25 × 8.75 × 0.8 inPublished:June 1, 2016Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0415725275

ISBN - 13:9780415725279

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Table of Contents

Dedications. List of Figures. Acknowledgments.Part 1: Beginnings1. Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) 2. Theories Influencing Design for ASD 3. Human-Environment Interaction 4. Perception, Cognition, and SensationPart 2: Designing for the Senses5. Sight 6. Auditory 7. Touch/Tactile 8. Proprioception/VestibularPart 3: Designing Realistic Environments9. Design Considerations for Autism Spectrum Disorders 10. Learning Environments 11. Home Environments 12. Work Environments 13. Therapeutic Environments 14. Connections to the Outdoors Glossary. Bibliography. Index