Analysis of Educational Spaces Design Methods for Educable Mentally Disable Children

A Case study on 6-17 years old childrens

  • Seyedeh Marzieh Tabaeian Islamic Azad University, Iran
  • Neda Abbasi Kerdabadi Islamic Azad University, Iran
  • Ahmad Abedi University of Isfahan, Iran
Keywords: environmental psychology, architectural design, educational spaces, mentally disable children


This study aims to investigate and analyse design and optimisation methods of educational and recreational environments for educable mentally disabled children. This study is conducted using a descriptive-analytical method based on library research, documents and field surveys. The research studied sixty mentally disabled children aged 6-17 years, twenty instructors and sixty mothers through purposive sampling. Then the quantitative data of questionnaires and the qualitative data of interviews and paintings are analysed using SPSS and Excel. The results of this research determine the useful criteria used to design an attractive and friendly environment for mentally disabled children. In addition to promoting the sense of safety and security in these spaces, it improves recreational activities of mentally disabled children both individually and collectively.


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Author Biographies

Seyedeh Marzieh Tabaeian, Islamic Azad University, Iran
Assistant Professor, School of Architecture,
Neda Abbasi Kerdabadi, Islamic Azad University, Iran
School of Architecture
Ahmad Abedi, University of Isfahan, Iran
Associate Professor, School of Psychology and Education of Children with Special Needs,


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How to Cite
TabaeianS. M., KerdabadiN. A., & AbediA. (2018). Analysis of Educational Spaces Design Methods for Educable Mentally Disable Children: A Case study on 6-17 years old childrens. EMARA: Indonesian Journal of Architecture, 4(2), 71-76.