Designing for Children with Disabilities
This course focuses on children with physical and cognitive impairments (excluding autistic spectrum disorders as these are addressed on a different course). It is delivered primarily via case studies which are chosen with a view to generating a range of adaptation and design issues for discussion and problem solving. The cases typically include children with developmental and other disabilities, such as cerebral palsy, epilepsy, learning disability, Duchenne’s muscular dystrophy and developmental delay.
In this module we will look at:
- Client considerations relating to children with disabilities and how these can influence the adaptation or design of a scheme
- Design of spaces that are flexible and that can accommodate fluctuating and varying needs
- Products that are inclusive and aesthetically pleasing for children
- ´Transitioning´ and the incorporation of this into designs/adaptations for children e.g. transitioning from “bath time” to independence
- How to respond to referrals for adaptations for very young children & infants
- Increasing knowledge, insight and confidence in relation to working with parents
- Options appraisals in relation to equipment and adaptations (including extensions) and how to balance “meeting the need” against “cost effectiveness
- Electronic handouts (PDFs) provided
- Digital Attendance Certificates issued for 3 CPD hours
- Our online courses are interactive and typically include some or all of the following: powerpoint presentations, case studies, desktop exercises using drawings, practical exercises – utlising videos, discussion groups and break-out rooms, Q&As with trainers.