Evidence-Based Landscape and Playground Design

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Transforming play into development

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 .1 CEUs, 1 LUs and 1 PDHs, which meet Health, Safety and Welfare credits. We also offer AIA credit including nano units. After this 60-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 IACET, LA CES™ and AIA.

We're an authorized provider of continuing education credits.

International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
2201 Cooperative Way
Suite 600
Herndon, VA 20171

American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
636 Eye Street NW
Washington, DC 20001-3736

The American Institute of Architects (AIA)
1735 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20006-5292

CEU’s will be provided to learners meeting the following requirements:

1. Be present for 95% of the duration of the learning event
2. Participate in activities and discussions throughout
3. Complete assessment with a passing score of 80%
4. Complete feedback/evaluation survey.