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.
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Effects of a Snoezelen room on the behavior of three autistic clients
"Snoezelen, where are we now and where do we need to go, ideas for the future"
Dr Pat Schofield
Here you see some beautiful examples of thematic Snoezelcorners
Hier enkele voorbeelden van prachtige thematische Snoezelenhoeken
At the Perley Rideau, Snoezelen Rooms
Work Wonders for Residents with Dementia
The walls sparkle. The tulle-draped ceiling puffs and shimmers. There's soothing music in the background and a tranquil nature scene is projected onto a wall.
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