Americas

A room of one’s own

The YWCA’s Snoezelen Room is a completely customizable therapeutic space — and it’s now open to the public By Emma Reilly December 27, 2018 Jennifer McCombs sits cozily in a corner, her body swaddled in a large blanket. In her hands, which are securely tucked under the folds of the blanket, she holds two bright pink…
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Imagine a room where…

By Brian Selders October 5, 2018 As the diagnoses of autism, individuals with multiple disabilities and an ever-aging population continues to rise, the need for sensory integration that assists with improving the sensory and behavioral needs of clients and their families has become vital. In 2016, Northwest Special Recreation Association (NWSRA), located in Rolling Meadows, IL,…
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Move over, hygge: It’s time to sniff and doze in a Snoezelen room

By Jon Tattrie, CBC News July 4, 2018 The L'Arche community in Halifax has opened one of the first Snoezelen rooms in Nova Scotia, designed to bring a calming respite for people with disabilities. Like the Danish idea of hygge, which caught on last year, snoezelen comes from Europe. Depending on the translation, the Dutch…
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Sacred Heart gets ‘Snoezelen’ room

By Jim Thompson, NWFDailyNews.com May 29, 2018 MIRAMAR BEACH — Tucked away in a corner of the second floor of the Medical Office Building at Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast is what looks, at first glance, like the best playroom ever. Among its features are a ball pit, stuffed animals, thick pads on…
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