WHAT IS A SNOZELEN MULTI-SENSORY ROOM?

Snoezelen multi-sensory room is a relaxing space that helps reduce anxiety and anxiety, but can also activate and delight the user, stimulate reactions and encourage communication. The room offers a relaxing atmosphere with pleasant surroundings, relaxing sounds, captivating scents, tactile experiences and gentle movements.

Snoezelen room provides:

RELAXATION

Snoezlen multi-sensory products and environments can be used to soothe and reduce agitation through the use of gentle lights, soothing sounds, relaxing scents and textures.

 

DEVELOPMENT

Snoezelen multi-sensory products and environments can be used as a learning and development tool, can be used to understand cause and effect, and to develop a thematic learning environment.

 

STIMULATION

Snoezelen multi-sensory products and environments can be used to stimulate users through exciting visual stimuli, music and sounds, relaxing scents and textures that can be explored.

 

THERAPY

Snoezelen multi-sensory products and environments are increasingly used as a psychotherapy space because they help create a safe place, facilitate the establishment of a therapeutic alliance between the client and therapist, provide opportunities for involvement in prevention and contribute to crisis reduction strategies and other therapeutic technique. The snow-green multi-sensory room promotes self-care / self-care, resilience and recovery.

Snoezelen is for all ages and abilities

Snoezelen room for early age

From the moment we wake up, we constantly experience a wide range of sensory information from the world around us: auditory, visual, tactile, olfactory, gustatory, vestibular and proprioceptive as well as intraceptive. During development, we learn how to respond to these different stimuli. The more we are exposed to stimuli, the more our neural pathways in the brain are established and our responses become more efficient.

In addition to encouraging the development of sensory processing, encouraging young children to engage in a variety of activities can help improve fine and gross motor skills and allow professionals and parents to view and assess a child’s level of ability in an informal way. Observation can emphasize special needs or sensitivities to a particular type of stimulus such as light or sound and provide timely support.

“Sensory play is not only fun, but also a fundamental part of early human development.”

Snoezelen room as an incentive to learn

The multi-sensory room provides a space where a variety of interventions can be performed to meet needs easily and quickly, whether for therapeutic, educational needs, or needs focused on using sensory devices to calm, comfort, or stimulate a child. Multi-sensory environments and products contribute to improving motivation, developing a positive attitude and trust, establishing control and choice, achieving a sense of satisfaction, and creating an atmosphere free from failure.

Snoezelen room for mental health

Things change around us, either positive or negative, and we are not always responsible for them or in controlling what happens. These things can have a huge impact on how we live and how we feel. Experiencing a serious illness, sudden or prolonged trauma, loss of loved ones, decreased functional abilities, loss of life roles, employment or home, all together can affect thought patterns and emotions. Our behavior can change as we deal with new situations. Multi-sensory environments can be personalized to create a safe place for clients to fully relax and be more receptive to therapeutic interventions. Snoezlen rooms allow both the client and the therapist to create impressive environments where they do not feel threatened, and can feel calm and safe.

Snoezelen room for brain injuries

Acquired brain injury and other neurological conditions can be devastating for an individual and his family, friends and loved ones, especially if it is the result of a sudden event. Multi-sensory rooms can provide support on the way to physical and cognitive rehabilitation. For this group of clients, the multi-sensory room is especially effective when used by professionals who focus on specific cognitive needs such as problem solving, decision making, eye-hand coordination, concentration, memory, attention, object recognition, and word finding. The therapeutic goal is to improve levels of functionality.

Snoezelen for the elderly

The term “dementia” describes progressive disorders that affect the brain such as Alzheimer’s disease, vascular dementia and dementia of Lewy bodies. These conditions affect the thinking, mood, behavior, abilities of an individual, which is reflected in daily activities and free time. If they don’t have proper activities and have nothing to deal with, people with dementia can feel isolated, frustrated, bored, and unhappy. Sensory activities provide a certain level of stimulation, which increases awareness and attention due to the simplicity of the task. Auditory stimulation in the sensory environment is very effective for improving mood, relaxation and improving cognitive abilities. It includes a wide range of sounds, ranging from natural sounds (birds chirping, waterfalls, urban environments) to generated sounds like music.