Analysis of Therapeutic Gardens for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Dec 19, 2014

This article discusses how outdoor design elements and landscape design can benefit children with ASD. The study used a literature review and review of established design criteria, observation and analysis of built projects to evaluate design criteria, and an application of design guidelines to a specific project. The results of the study included a refined set of design guidelines.

keywords: landscape design guidelines, sensory environments, sensory processing disorder, special needs therapeutic landscapes, evidence-based approach, restorative outdoor spaces, healing gardens

Author: 
Micah Lipscomb, ASLA, LEED AP BD+C (Perkins+Will)
Alexander Stewart, ASLA, LEED AP BD+C (Perkins+Will)
Periodical: 
Perkins+Will Research Journal
Published & professionally reviewed by: 
Perkins+Will
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