The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has embraced and effectively endorsed Snoezelen MSEs for veterans’ facilities. The VA asked its workforce to submit innovative ideas about how to improve the VA and the lives of veterans. A therapist working at the VA’s Specialty Care Clinic in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, submitted her idea for a MSE and training. The VA embraced the idea and funded the clinic’s Snoezelen room. In short order, the Wilkes-Barre unit enjoyed so much success that the VA produced a video to share the story!
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…Read more
Carolina Panthers survive late charge by Seattle Seahawks to go to NFC world-class If the Carolina Panthers win their first NFL title, they may credit the lesson they learned from the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Playoff games will never be truly over until that final gun. Emphatically backing up their superb regular season with most…Read more