The kidscorner; a snoezel experience for children at schools and daycare(English)

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In many schools and daycare centre all over the world a Snoezelenroom is used for different purposes regarding sense stimulation. Teachers and therapists use it for relaxation as well as behaviour therapy to diminish arousal levels of children with mental handicaps.

In daily practise it occurs that this way of Snoezelen has some limitations. The main disadvantage people expres is the fact that they have to take the children out of their classrooms and seperate them in the Snoezelenroom. After a useful Snoezelen session they often saw that the achieved positive effect were lost when they entered the classroom again. The constant change of the enviroments seems not always contribute to the results. 

A new additional approach was created!

So a new additional approach was created to solve this problem; why don\'t we also bring the Snoezelenroom to the kids, instead of bringing the kids to the Snoezelenroom. So the other way around. The biggest advantage of this method is that certain kids can stay in their own enviroment.

In the example we present you see a transportable and flexible corner which can be build up in the classroom itself. When the situation asks for it teachers and therapist can offer the several sense stimulation materials without taking the kids out of their daily enviroment. So, teachers and therapist now can choose how they use Snoezelen depending on the actual situation.

Example 1:

Here you see the kidscorner in place:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Example 2:

Here you see both sides of the kidscorner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Example 3:

Here you see the inside of the kidscorner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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For this publication special thanks to Barry Emons (Examples and pictures) 

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