SUN-A11: Evidence-based Design: Sensory Play Gardens and Children with Developmental Disorders

Registration Eligibility
ASLA Online Learning opportunities are open to all. ASLA members may purchase this presentation at a reduced rate.
Start Date
02/02/2018
End Date
02/01/2020
Description
More than just play, children with developmental disorders benefit from strategically designed sensory playgrounds and sensory gardens. This study evaluated the outcomes of outdoor play using a multiple baseline research design. The lessons are applicable to future sensory gardens and play areas within broad fields of architecture and landscape architecture.
Distance Learning
Yes
Course Equivalency
No
Subjects
Accessibility / ADA
Health, Safety and Welfare
Yes
Hours
1.50
Learning Outcomes
Overview evidence-based design research working with children who have developmental disorders in the context of a sensory garden/playground.
Define sensory processing disorders showing treatment in our sensory garden/playground at STAR Center in Denver, CO.
Identify elements of landscape design based on research data that facilitate self-regulation and social participation for all children and contribute to a quality life experience.
Discuss research findings which go beyond playground design and have implications for architecture and landscape architecture in general.
Instructors
John McConkey, ASLA, Landscape Structures; Lucy Miller, SPD Foundation and STAR Center (Sensory Therapies and Research)
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Provider
American Society of Landscape Architects


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