Special Education Accomodation

Title Abstract Publication Date
Green Classroom: Daylighting-conscious Design for Kuwait Autism Center. Consideration to the natural elements, such as daylighting, at the earliest in the architectural design process is suggested by many as necessary for sustainable buildings. The implementation of a... 12/31/2006
Grounds for Sharing: A Guide To Developing Special School Sites. The Learning through Landscape Trust conducted research on the design and management of school grounds for children with special needs and has produced this guidebook detailing what research shows... 12/31/1995
Guidelines for the Adaptation of Preschool Environments to Integrate Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and Hearing Children. Describes how a quality early childhood program can be successfully expanded to accommodate deaf, hard of hearing, and hearing children, with in-service training, the addition of staff who can... 02/28/1994
Handbook on Design Guidelines for Easy Access to Educational Buildings by Physically Handicapped Persons. This handbook identifies design guidelines for creating equal access to schools and school facilities, with a focus on developing countries. The 1981 UNESCO guide, Designing with Care--A Guide to... 12/31/1989
Hazelwood School, Glasgow Scotland Description of the design of the award-winning Hazelwood School in Glasgow, Scotland that serves the needs of autistic students with sight, hearing, mobility or cognitive impairments. Discusses the... 12/31/2011
Hazelwood School. Sketchbook. Hazelwood is a school in Glasgow, Scotland, for children and young people, aged 2 to 18, who are blind and deaf – “dual sensory impaired”. Many of the school's children are physically... 12/31/2010
Home Schooled. Describes Ulm's Pistorius, a school for special education that features only five pupils per small classroom, and a colorful daylit interior. Photographs, plans, and a list of project... 08/31/2005
How to Design an Autistic Classroom Describes how to make changes to the traditional environment to help foster a learning environment for autistic children. 03/31/2012
Imperial Valley Center for Exceptional Children. Profiles this California school serving exceptional students from birth through 22 years of age. Particular features for addressing sensory, behavioral, and safety issues are described. 08/31/2010
Implications of Special Education on School Design: Practicality, Not Theory This article addresses the practical impact of special education on school design based on the four major Congressional enactments which have impacted and will continue to impact those designs. Of... 08/31/1993
Improving Classroom Acoustics A short article describing how to improve classroom acoustics for children who are hard of hearing. Describes physical characteristics of classroom design. Includes adaptations to improve acoustics... 08/31/1999
Improving the Classroom Listening Skills of Children with Down Syndrome by Using Sound-Field Amplification. A study investigated the efficacy of sound-field amplifications for four children (ages 5-7) with Down syndrome. Measures of speech perception were taken with and without the sound-field system and... 02/28/2002
In Search of Equitable Learning Environments: The Acoustics of Classrooms Used in Mainstreaming Hearing-Disadvantaged Students A school system engaged an acoustical consultant to test designated classrooms to determine whether an acoustical problem existed. The consultant conducted tests and concluded that there was no... 12/31/1993
Including Pupils with Special Educational Needs in Schools in Ireland. Previews Ireland's upcoming guidelines for the inclusion of special needs pupils within schools. Spaces, policies, and design solutions that will increase inclusion and socialization of these... 01/31/2009
Inclusive School Design: Accommodating Pupils with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Mainstream Schools. Building Bulletin 94. This bulletin discusses how to accommodate pupils with special educational needs and disabilities in mainstream schools; presents issues concerning physical access; and addresses how to meet the... 12/31/2000
Instructional Space Review Form and Information on Changes to State Building Aid. [New York] The New York Office of Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) has created a form for school district capital projects involving the construction of new special... 11/30/1998
Interactive Whiteboards: Assistive Technology for Every Classroom. Cites the versatility of interactive whiteboards as learning tools for students with or without disabilities, as the whiteboards can accommodate tactile, audio, and visual learning styles. Advice on... 02/28/2005
Interpreting the Physical Environment for Deafblind People This focuses on the adaptations to the environment which will enable the deafblind person to function more effectively. Key considerations in designing the environment include the use of contrast;... 12/31/2004
Is This an Ideal Teacher's Deaf Education Program Classroom? This article discusses the incorporation of architectural principles into redesigning a classroom at York University (Ontario) for a mix of university students and professors/lecturers who are... 12/31/1995
John Dickinson, AIA: Design for the Deaf and Blind. A hearing-impaired architect designs education facilities for people who experience the world as he does. Discusses designs for the Ohio School for the Deaf, Cave Springs Rehabilitation Center, and... 06/20/2012
Laboratory Barriers in Science, Engineering, and Mathematics for Students with Disabilities. This report addresses the barriers college students with disabilities face in the laboratory setting. In engineering, mathematics, and science education most courses require laboratory work which may... 12/31/1995
Last but Not Least. Describes how an early learning center with a large special needs enrollment carefully selected furniture for ergonomics and a warm palette. Before purchasing, various furnishings were tested in... 01/31/2011
Learning Spring School / Platt Byard Dovell White Architects Case study of the LearningSpring School, a 108-student K through 8th grade private day school for children diagnosed on the autism spectrum. The eight-story LEED Gold building contains a full range... 01/07/2012
Long Range Facilities Planning and Design Implementation for Students with Disabilities: A Guide for New Jersey School Districts. Offers guidance to assist with inclusion of universal design in long range educational facilities plans. The guidelines recommend the assembling of a facilities advisory board and an inclusion... 08/31/2005
Look, Listen, and Learn. Describes the award-winning building design of the Central Institute for the Deaf in St. Louis. The design had to meet the institution's varying functions as a school for deaf children,... 02/28/2002

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