Enhancing Physical Learning Environment for Autism


  • Roslinda Ghazali Department of Post-graduate, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA Perak Branch, Seri Iskandar Campus, Perak, Malaysia.
  • Siti Rasidah Md. Sakip 2 Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA Perak Branch, Seri Iskandar Campus, Perak, Malaysia; Green Safe Cities Research Group, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam Campus, Selangor, Malaysia.
  • Ismail Samsuddin Department of Architecture, Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA Perak Branch, Seri Iskandar Campus, Perak, Malaysia.




Autism, sensory design, sensory issues, physical learning environment


The designated learning environment for autism is unique and should consider sensory issues to overcome their needs. The purpose of this paper is to review related articles to gain a better understanding of autism needs regarding sensory design, sensory issues, sensory space, internal environment, and physical learning environment. This paper will outline the sensory design of the physical learning environment that would impact the sensory design towards the physical learning environment. This research paper concludes to be a guide for the designer to overcome sensory input so that autistic can learn more efficiently and develop with less stress.

Keywords: Autism; sensory design; sensory issues; physical learning environment

eISSN: 2398-4295 © 2019. The Authors. Published for AMER, ABRA & cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21834/ajbes.v4i17.180


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How to Cite

Ghazali, R., Md. Sakip, S. R., & Samsuddin, I. (2019). Enhancing Physical Learning Environment for Autism. Asian Journal of Behavioural Studies, 4(17), 1–14. https://doi.org/10.21834/ajbes.v4i17.180