Snoezelen® Research

Articles by Occupational Therapist Lesley Collier – PhD. MSc. Dip COT

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Leslie’s Power Point presentation from the Alzheimer’s show 2014.
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By modifying the sensory demand and focusing on abilities autistic behaviours may be reduced.
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An article describing how carefully constructed environments can counteract some of the symptoms of dementia.
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Exploring the multi-sensory environment as a leisure resource for people with complex neurological disabilties.


Further Reading

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A list of studies, articles and papers written about multi sensory environments.
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A list of studies, articles and papers written about multi sensory environments and autism.
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A list of studies, articles and papers written about multi sensory environments and dementia.
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A list of studies, articles and papers written about multi sensory environments.
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Potential of Snoezelen room multi-sensory stimulation to improve balance in individuals with dementia: a feasibility randomised controlled trial.
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The effects of four therapy procedures on communication in people with profound intellectual disabilities
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Comparing the effects of the Snoezelen and the stimulus oreference environment on the behaviour of adults with profound mental disability.
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Effects of a multi-sensory environment on brain-injured patients: Assessment of spectral patterns.
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Effects of Snoezelen rooms, daily living skills training activities, and vocational skills training on aggression and self-injury by adults with mental illness.

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The effects of multi sensory behavior therapy (Snoezelen) on pregnant women with depression and anxiety: A single case design.
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The use of multi sensory stimulation to improve functional performance in older people with dementia: A randomised single blind trial.
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Findings indicate the importance of cultural change, compared with simply an environmental change, giving all staff and consumers the confidence to utilise a variety of sensory-based methods during times of need.
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Residents receiving snoezel care demonstrated a significant treatment effect with respect to their level of apathetic behavior, loss of decorum, rebellious behavior, aggressive behavior, and depression.