Empowering Individuals for an Extraordinary Life
International Snoezelen Association
October 1-3, 2010
Sheraton Convention Center and Hotel
Birmingham, Alabama USA
Hosted By: Hidden Angel Foundation
Academic Host: UAB School of Health Professions
For Registration and additional information
ISNA Members: $285
15% discount for Groups of 5 or more Students and Parents
Who Benefits From Multi Sensory Environments?
Research has shown that MSE can improve the health, social well-being and quality of life of persons with severe and profound intellectual disabilities. Three groups benefit from the use of multi sensory stimulation: (a) those with profound disabilities who, because of a disability, have limited opportunity to access multi sensory stimulation on their own, such as people with developmental disabilities, cerebral palsy, Traumatic brain injury, stoke, dementia, profound multiple disabilities, learning disabilities, etc., (b) those who may have sensory processing challenges and need varying sensory stimulation in order to achieve self-regulation, such as people with autism, mental challenges, and (c) those without disabilities where multi sensory stimulation and experiencing the environment is a basis for learning and relaxation, such as infants and preschool children. MSE is also instrumental in pain management.
MSEs are being used with much success in many different environments with a greatly varied demographic. They can be found in schools, with and with-out special needs, hospitals in children's and traumatic brain injury wards, retirement homes for use with Alzheimer's, in parks and recreation centers to list but a few. Occupational therapists, physical therapists, teachers, care-givers, doctors, nurses, hospice workers along with many others who not only use but find great benefit and therapeutic value in MSE.