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Designing For Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Kristi Gaines
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317932021
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Winner of the 2017 IDEC Book Award, 2017 EDRA Great Places Award (Book Category), 2017 American Society of Interior Designers Joel Polsky Prize and the 2016 International Interior Design Association TXOK Research Award Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorders explains 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.

Designing For Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Kristi Gaines
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9780367030469
Size: 16.55 MB
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Winner of the 2017 IDEC Book Award, 2017 EDRA Great Places Award (Book Category), 2017 American Society of Interior Designers Joel Polsky Prize and the 2016 International Interior Design Association TXOK Research Award Designing for Autism Spectrum Disorders explains 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.

Practical Social Skills For Autism Spectrum Disorders Designing Child Specific Interventions

Author: Kathleen Koenig
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393707741
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Building a child’s “social repertoire” for more effective autism treatment. Autism spectrum disorders (ASDs) are an alarmingly prevalent topic of conversation in the news, in pediatrician and therapists’ offices, in classrooms, among concerned parents, and at home, within families. The rate of diagnoses seems only to rise. It’s not surprising that professionals who work with kids on the autism spectrum are eager for effective resources on how to help children and their parents or caregivers manage it. And with this book, readers have a new tool to add to their arsenal. Drawing on her work at the Yale Child Study Center, Koenig explains how critical it is for kids to not simply learn new social skills that fit their individual needs, but to be able to seamlessly integrate them into a range of day-to-day situations, from the classroom to the lunchroom to the dinner table at home. Building their "social repertoire" in this way, she argues, is key to effective autism treatment. Unlike other autism books that tend to be prescriptive in their approach to social skills training, this one teaches that the best social interventions are evidence-based, child-specific, and meaningfully integrated. Guiding readers through the overarching considerations and principles for designing successful social interventions, Koenig presents a host of specific techniques—visual strategies and supports, scripts and role play, developmental play approaches, video modeling, peer mediated approaches, technology-based instruction, group instruction, self-monitoring strategies, parent-delivered interventions, and much more. Case vignettes illustrate how each intervention can be implemented, and what trouble-shooting techniques can be used when a child isn’t responding well. Koenig also provides advice on how parents and professionals can work together as a team, how to help kids “generalize” their newly learned skills across contexts, and how to measure progress in a sensible way. With a foreword by renowned child psychiatrist Fred Volkmar, Practical Social Skills for Autism Spectrum Disorders is sophisticated in its methodology but highly accessible, hands-on, and user-friendly. An invaluable manual for clinicians, educators, school counselors and administrators, parents, and all those who work with kids on the autism spectrum, it unravels the nuances of effective social skills training by showing how to really create intervention programs that take kids' own aptitudes and needs into account. With time, the right teaching, and compassion, they can achieve a life of full engagement with their families and communities.

Elf Ist Freundlich Und F Nf Ist Laut

Author: Daniel Tammet
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641192668
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Eine einzigartige Innenansicht des Autismus und zugleich ein faszinierender Einblick in die Kraft des menschlichen Geistes Daniel Tammet ist ein Genie: Er rechnet schneller als jeder Computer dieser Welt und spricht zehn Sprachen. Zahlen nimmt er als Formen, Farben und Charaktere wahr. Für Hirnforscher ist er ein besonderer Fall: Seine erstaunlichen mentalen Fähigkeiten sind auf das Savant-Syndrom und eine gemäßigte Form des Autismus zurückzuführen. In seiner Autobiografie gibt der 29-Jährige Einblick in seine Wahrnehmung der äußeren Welt, seine Suche nach innerer Ruhe und die kurzen Momente des Glücks.

Autismus Als Kontextblindheit

Author: Peter Vermeulen
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht
ISBN: 3647490105
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Untersuchungen in Europa, Kanada und den USA ergaben, dass bei sechs bis sieben von tausend Personen eine Autismus-Spektrum-Störung (ASS) diagnostiziert wird. Was bedeutet das? Mit »Autismus als Kontextblindheit« beschreibt Peter Vermeulen eine neue Sichtweise zum Autismus-Verständnis. Seine Kernaussage lautet: Menschen mit Autismus zeigen in der Wahrnehmung ihrer objektbezogenen und sozialen Umwelt Probleme bei der schnellen, vorbewussten, intuitiven Erfassung und Nutzung von Kontextinformation. Dieses im Vergleich zu anderen Menschen herabgesetzte Gespür für Kontext ist hirnorganisch begründet und erklärt die autistischen Besonderheiten in Wahrnehmung, sozialer Interaktion, Kommunikation und Denken. Peter Vermeulen knüpft (kritisch) an viele bestehende neurokognitive Erklärungsansätze an und untermauert und belegt seine Thesen mit zahlreichen wissenschaftlichen Untersuchungsergebnissen, aber auch mit Beispielen aus seiner langjährigen praktischen Erfahrung mit Menschen aus dem Autismus-Spektrum. Allgemeinverständlich und unterhaltsam geschrieben eröffnet das Buch Betreuern, Lehrern, Begleitern und Eltern von Menschen mit Autismus neue Sichtweisen. Es zeigt Strategien zur Kompensation bzw. Hinweise und Beispiele für eine autismusfreundliche Gestaltung der Umwelt und gibt so neue Impulse für den Alltag der Betroffenen.

Designing For Adults With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Lisa Marchi
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Abstract: Facilities for Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASDs) have the potential to enhance the quality of life through the built environment and the comprehensive services they provide. In the United States, there are few facilities that exist, many of which focus on disabilities, thus rendering the facility an accommodator rather than an enabler. According to Sherry Ahrentzen, PhD, and Kim Steele: "Architects and housing providers have little familiarity in how design can best accommodate and ameliorate the challenges and conditions faced by adults with autism..." (Ahrentzen 2009) This project aims to create a series of design guidelines that are informed by best practice case studies, a review of literature in the fields of Environmental Psychology and Biophilia, and existing design guidelines for ASD learning and living environments. It will address the need for a prototype facility that will provide the opportunity for ASD adults (19yrs+) to live a fulfilling and independent lifestyle. The resulting prototype design illustrates the application of these design guidelines, seeking to improve the overall quality of life for persons with ASDs by providing comprehensive services, fostering health and wellness, increasing independence, reducing behavioral outbursts, improving skills, and increasing community integration.

Classroom Lighting Design For Students With Autism Spectrum Disorders

Author: Emily Ann Long
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Autism Spectrum Disorders, (ASD) are being diagnosed at an alarming rate. Students with ASD face many challenges in educational environments and struggle to overcome daily distractions. Students with ASD have variances in neuron connections that cause them to receive and understand their environment differently than a student without special needs. In the educational classrooms, fluorescent lighting is a significant source of extraneous stimuli that not only a source of annoyance but can also trigger common symptoms of ASD. Fluorescent fixtures economically provide an acceptable uniformity and quality of illumination, but also have disadvantages that can aggravate symptoms in students with ASD. Ballasts are required for the operation of fluorescent fixtures. These ballasts, especially if not replaced at the end of their usable life, can generate an audible hum and cyclical flickering of light. Alternative light sources, such as incandescent lamps and fixtures should be evaluated and installed not only in special needs classrooms but standard group classrooms as well. Providing additional sources or quality sources of light may help students with ASD focus on the information presented in the classroom. Traditional classroom design needs to be re-evaluated to accommodate the needs of those students with ASD to better provide a comfortable and less distracting learning environment. It is difficult to establish rigid standards for lighting designs sensitive to individuals and special needs occupants'. By understanding the symptoms of ASD and taking into account the occupants needs lighting designers will be better able to design an environment that is both comfortable and educational. This report will address the classroom environment and student considerations in order to develop parameters and design practices that will assist new lighting designers.

At Home With Autism

Author: Steele, Kim
Publisher: Policy Press
ISBN: 1447307976
Size: 23.23 MB
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Grounded in an extensive array of research sources, this valuable book introduces readers to conditions and aspirations of adults on the autism spectrum that demand a new approach to how we provide, locate, design and develop homes in which they live.