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
It is said that more than 400 places introduce and practice Snoezelen, as rooms in Japan. In our country, in 1990’s, Snoezelen has begun to spread out as a leisure for people with severely disability, but as therapy, these days.
In addition, the application to people with dementia begins to spread little by little.
As practitioners who wish to promote change for other individuals we must become conscious of the fact that our very presence is an element of change. We human beings are organisms that respond to change. We record, process, evaluate and possibly respond to our internal and external environment. We are monitors of change.
Als begeleiders van het Snoezelen die verandering bij andere individuen beogen te stimuleren dienen we ons ervan bewust te zijn dat onze eigen aanwezigheid al een vorm van verandering op zichzelf is. Wij mensen zijn organismen die reageren op verandering. Wij registreren, evalueren en kunnen mogelijk reageren op onze interne en externe omgeving. Veranderingen zijn van een mens af te lezen
"Snoezelen, where are we now and where do we need to go, ideas for the future"
Dr Pat Schofield
Cherishing Senses at Riistavuori Elderly Services Centre
Sari Hedman, Master of Arts, Senior Activity Coordinator, City of Helsinki, Finland, Riistavuori Elderly Services Centre
Translation Mikko Savolainen
WHAT STORIES WILL BE TOLD IN OUR FIVE STOREYS?
Lorraine Thomas, Snoezelen Coordinator
Bloorview MacMillan Children's Centre, Toronto, Canada
The Effects of Snoezelen Therapy in Children with Traumatic Brain Injury
Hello to all the readers of the Worldwide Snoezelen Website,
My name is Michele Shapiro. I am an occupational therapist working on a doctorate and have been very fortunate to have found the Snoezelen approach to therapy.
Snoezelen; You never stop learning!