Furnishing and Indoor Environment for Hyperactivity and Distracted Attention (in the Context of Sustainable Design)

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Laila Amer Alqahtani


Non-government institutions have been upgrading the level of services provided to people with special needs since their numbers have increased worldwide, due to the recognition of new diseases, such as hyperactivity, distracted attention and learning difficulties, which increase in number annually. The main aim of the research is to investigate the criteria of furniture design and class arrangement which reflect the needs and desires of students with ADHD and staff, but unfortunately, schools are often designed and built without fully considering the needs of the community who uses them. Such considerations contribute to develop their ability to learn, i.e. create an appropriate and compatible learning environment with student’s abilities to enhance academic performance.

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