Winner 2019 / Books / Children books

Olek – A Scented Book For Children With Autism

  • Prize
    Winner in Children books / Books
  • University
    Fh Joanneum
  • Designer
    Maruša Puhek

The collaboration with the Professional Center Pomurje and my mentor Catharine Rollier, brought up two significant books for my Master's Thesis. The theoretical part explaining the background and the practical part – a prototype of a scented book for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and also typically developed children. This book was carefully developed, considering numerous aspects like illustrations, format, rhyme, rhythm and repetitions, learning elements and stimulations of the olfactory system, which are showing significant developmental improvements in children with ASD.