Evidence-Based Landscape and Playground Design

Transforming play into development

Evidence-Based Landscape and Playground Design

More than just play, children with developmental disorders benefit from strategically designed sensory playgrounds and sensory gardens. A study, completed by the STAR Center in Denver, Colo., evaluated the outcomes of outdoor play by children, therapists and families experiencing the play space as a natural setting for rich, multisensory occupational therapy interactions.

We are authorized to provide .2 CEUs and 1.5 PDHs. After this 90-minute Learning Academy session, you’ll have an understanding of the following learning objectives:

  • Research on working with children who have developmental disorders in the context of a sensory garden/playground.
  • Elements of landscape design that facilitate self-regulation and social participation for all children and contribute to quality of life in sensory playgrounds/gardens.
  • Research findings from this project, which go beyond playground design, and have implications for schools, early childhood and therapeutic play environments.

We're an Authorized Provider of CEUs

Landscape Structures has been approved as an Authorized Provider by both IACET and LA CES™.

We're an authorized provider of continuing education credits.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
1760 Old Meadow Road
Suite 500
McLean, VA 22102

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
636 Eye Street NW
Washington, DC 20001-3736
laces@asla.org