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HSN opens therapeutic pool

HSN opens therapeutic pool By Jonathan Migneault, Sudbury.com July 15, 2014 Thanks to the Pennies for Pediatrics Campaign, which started in May 2012, Health Sciences North has officially opened Sudbury's first Snoezelen pool. The pool uses auditory, sensory and visual stimulation to treat people with developmental disabilities such as autism and cerebral palsy. Paula Watson,…
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A Snoezelen® MSE Approach to Challenging Behaviors

By Linda Messbauer “Virginia” used the Snoezelen Experience to become calmer. She relaxed through the exploration of light and sound and began to rock in the rocking chair in a slow rhythmical pace. Because of the unique background and history of many of the individuals I serve, and because of the complications stemming from their…
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Part 1: Inside a Snoezelen Room

What is Snoezelen MSE®? Snoezelen, pronounced “snooze-uh-len,” roughly translated from Dutch, means "to explore and relax." It is a therapy for people with special healthcare needs such as brain injury, cerebral palsy, autism and many others. The Snoezelen environment is non-threatening, allowing users to overcome inhibitions, enhance self-esteem, and reduce tension. Research has shown that…
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