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Impact of the quality of space of learning environment on the quality of life of autistic children :

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dc.contributor.author Premathilake, K.W..H.K.
dc.contributor.author Hettiarachchi, A.A.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-11-25T05:31:03Z
dc.date.available 2021-11-25T05:31:03Z
dc.date.issued 2021-12-03
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.uom.lk/handle/123/16821
dc.description.abstract Children with Autism Spectrum disorder (ASD)are found to struggle with diverse challenges in achieving quality of life in their education environments. In view of this the current investigation looked in to the impact of the quality of space in their learning environments in enhancing the Quality of life of Autistic children. Two types of school environments that accommodate students with ASD were examined namely, a special education school (A) and two mainstream schools with special educational units (B & C) in Kandy, considering 10 participants from each school (n=30). Inclusive design parameters were examined by a photographic survey and observations by the investigator and recorded via a 5-point Likert scale based on their level of presence. Pediatric Quality of Life Inventory (PedQL) was adopted to measure quality of life of participants. School A demonstrated the highest averages of for quality of space (65%) as well as quality of life ( 61.7%) while C ( 34%/48.3%) and B ( 30%/44.7%) showed lower averages respectively. Accordingly, the study observed a clear relationship between the Quality of Space and the Quality of Life of children with ASD, highlighting the potential of enhancing the quality of life of the students with ASD by improving the quality of space of local schools. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Faculty of Architecture Research Unit (FARU)
dc.subject Autism Spectrum Disorder en_US
dc.subject Quality of Space en_US
dc.subject Quality of Life en_US
dc.subject Paediatric Quality of Life Inventory en_US
dc.title Impact of the quality of space of learning environment on the quality of life of autistic children : en_US
dc.title.alternative Insights from three selected schools form Kandy, Sri Lanka en_US
dc.type Conference-Full-text en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Architecture en_US
dc.identifier.year 2021 en_US
dc.identifier.conference Beyond sustainability reflections across spaces en_US
dc.identifier.place Moratuwa en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos 175 - 183p. en_US
dc.identifier.proceeding 14th International Research Conference - FARU 2021 en_US
dc.identifier.email 94himz@gmail.com en_US
dc.identifier.email anishkah@uom.lk en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31705/FARU.2021.17 en_US


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