What is Snoezelen?
For years, people have been looking for different ways to engage children with sensory disabilities that not only help enhance abilities, but are also quite fun!
In the late 1970s, two Dutch therapists worked on a sensory tent in the hopes of creating enjoyment and sensory experience for people with physical and mental disabilities. The tent ended up being a huge success and the two started working on other similar projects. They trademarked the term "Snoezelen" which was a contraction of the Dutch words "snuffelen" (to seek and to explore) and "doezelen" (to relax).
Growth of Snoezelen
Since it's creation, Snoezelen has become so much more than a specialized therapy room in hospitals. It has been proven to help a wide range of people and improve their quality of life. Snoezelen can aid in the learning and development of children with certain sensory incapabilities while also relaxing someone with a lot of anxiety or stress. In both the US and Europe, many people are enjoying the benefits that come along with Snoezelen Multi-Sensory Enviroments.
Now you can design and install your own Snoezelen Environment with the help of specialists. Simply visit their site to see more details: https://www.snoezelen.info/ .
The world of possibilities when it comes to sensory and motor stimulation is only expanding as technology progresses. Soon enough, we hope to make such technology even more accessible so that all kids have the chance to smile- regardless of skill, ability or age.
--Rise and Shine Together Team