Snoezelen® is for All Ages and Abilities
Snoezelen Multi-Sensory Environments offer a relaxed atmosphere with pleasant surroundings, soothing sounds, captivating aromas, tactile experiences, massage, vibration and gentle movement. Interesting light effects and comfortable seating allow the user to self regulate by choosing which elements to engage with. A Snoezelen environment also provides great opportunities for interaction and engagement.
Sensory Rooms are ideal for:
- Challenging Behavior
- Occupational Therapy
- Learning Disabilities
- Mental Health
- Brain Injury
- Cortical Visual Impairment
Elements of Sensory Room
1. Shimmering Curtain – A row of fibre optic threads, wall-mounted and threaded through a ‘comb’ creates the effect of a Shimmering Curtain.
2. Projector – Projection is highly recommended in a Snoezelen space. The simple changing shapes of color and gentle patterns allows the individual to relax, without the need to predict or decipher the shapes or patterns of objects.
3. Snoezelen Corner – A sensory corner can be a comfortable area where a person can sit or recline and interact with sensory products. Typical sensory corner products include bubble tubes, fiber optics and tactile objects. Mirrors are often used to enhance the impact of the visual products.
4. Talking Cube – The Talking Cube can help to develop understanding of cause and effect, color recognition, picture recognition, listening, motor skills and concentration. It encourages physical movement to reach, grip, bend and throw the cube and is an engaging way of interacting with a Snoezelen environment. Roll the cube and watch as the interactive room changes colour!
5. Wall Panels – Snoezelen wall panels can be used passively as a visual stimulus or interactively to teach concepts. Snoezelen wall panels can be wall mounted or used with a mobile porter trolley, are compatible with a range of interactive controllers and are easy to clean.
6. Bubble Tubes – Bubble Tubes are a truly multi sensory product, offering visual, audible and tactile stimulation through the gentle vibrations caused by the internal pump. Additional visual stimuli can be added in the form of plastic fish or balls.
7. Wall and Floor Cushions – Padding on the walls and floors of a sensory room allows the user to safely and independently explore their environment without the need to worry about sharp corners and hard surfaces.