ERIC Number: ED055378
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
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Designing for the Handicapped.
Bayes, Kenneth, Ed.; Francklin, Sandra, Ed.
The eleven articles in the volume concern methods and techniques for designing specialized schools, institutions, and other buildings or accommodations for the handicapped and particularly for exceptional children (both handicapped and gifted). Written by architects and others in this field, the articles discuss incorporation of both psychological and physical needs of the special populations into architectural design. In addition to discussions of the needs of the handicapped, design approach to an individual building, the possible therapeutic aspects of environment, and environment for assessment, architectural design is also examined in relation to the following particular exceptionalities: educable mentally retarded, mentally ill, maladjusted children, visually handicapped, aurally handicapped, learning disabled, and gifted. Appended are a list of research projects involving environmental design factors and the handicapped with brief descriptions of each project, and a bibliography of material written specifically for architects and planners or relevant to the design of the environment as it particularly relates to the handicapped. (KW)
Descriptors: Architectural Programing, Building Design, Classroom Environment, Disabilities, Educational Facilities, Environmental Influences, Environmental Research, Gifted, Handicapped Children, School Buildings
Society for Emotionally Disturbed Children, 1405 Bishop Street, Room 303, Montreal 107, Quebec, Canada ($4.00)
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