Controlled multisensory stimulation, or Snoezelen, is a therapeutic regime for people with severe mental disabilities. Such sensory integration therapies have been used in the therapy of patients with Autism, Asperger's syndrome and other developmental disorders since the 1970s. They were developed in the Netherlands and are particularly popular in Germany, involving exposure to soothing and/or stimulating light, color, scents and music in carefully controlled environment, sometimes called a Snoezelen room.
Here you see some examples of SnoezelenroomsRead More
Do you support a child or adult with sensory perceptual issues or cognitive impairment?
For people with challenging sensory and cognitive conditions, everyday life can become so unpredictable and chaotic that over time, lack of engagement can often lead to a state of learned helplessness. In this insightful text, Paul Pagliano shows how ‘learned helplessness’ can be transformed into learned optimism through multisensory stimulation, and explains how a programme of support can be designed and modulated to match the person’s needs, interests and abilities. Full of practical, easy to use multisensory assessment tools and intervention strategies, this book will help:
The author offers an abundance of exciting multisensory stimulation ideas that can be applied to communication, play, leisure and recreation, therapy and education. Practical resources also show how to monitor and review applications to ensure they are being used in the most effective and enjoyable ways possible.
Informed by an astute, up-to-date, comprehensive overview of research and theory, The Multisensory Handbook will appeal to primary professionals from a wide range of disciplines including education, health and social care.
Publicaties over Snoezelen door Julia van Weert
Publications about Snoezelen from Julia van Weert
Here we publish the latest literaturelist of Snoezelen publication.
The list has been made by Ad Verheul and this is the English version.
Curriculum Vitae van Julia van Weert
On this online video you can see a news item about Snoezelen practised in the United States. Featuring Gillian Hotz, Jason Staal and others. Gillian & Jason are authors of WorldWideSnoezelen.com!. Snoezelen as a treatment for brain injury and dementia is presented
Het boek: Snoezelen-Materialien selbstgemacht is klaar!!
Das Buch: Snoezelen-Materialien selbstgemacht ist fertig!!