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dc.contributor.supervisor Trottier, Jean (Landscape Architecture) en
dc.contributor.author Wilson-MacLeod, Christine
dc.date.accessioned 2009-01-13T18:01:47Z
dc.date.available 2009-01-13T18:01:47Z
dc.date.issued 2009-01-13T18:01:47Z
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/3106
dc.description.abstract Children with sensorial and cognitive disabilities have been largely ignored under the ‘universal’ design philosophy. This is clearly an oversight on the part of the design community as autism, present designers with the opportunity to take on new environmental design challenges. As research demonstrates, children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are extremely disadvantaged when it comes to playing both with others and alone. As a result, children with autism have underdeveloped socializing skills and can suffer from low self-esteem, self-worth and loneliness. This practicum supposes that safe, stimulating and engaging play spaces for autistic children could not only improve their development in these areas, but enrich their lives. Furthermore, it provides background into autism, its affect on the human senses and play, supplies results of an observational study and provides an example of a play space designed to increase social interaction and accommodate sensorial needs in order to decrease isolation. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject Playground en
dc.subject Autism en
dc.subject Children en
dc.subject Design en
dc.title Nested: playing with autism en
dc.degree.discipline Landscape Architecture en
dc.contributor.examiningcommittee Perron, Richard (Landscape Architecture) Belton, Lianne (Rehabilitation Centre for Children) en
dc.degree.level Master of Landscape Architecture (M.Land.Arch.) en
dc.description.note February 2009 en


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