Elements of a Snoezelen® Sensory Room
This is just one example of a Snoezelen® Sensory Room. Each Multi-Sensory Environment is designed and built with the requirements of the people using it in mind.
Musical Water Bed
8 Color Switch
Wall & Floor Padding
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1. Shimmering Curtain – Wall-mounted rod permits movement in a 180° arc allowing greater movement of your Shimmering Curtain. Removes the need to tie the curtain back when out of use and helps bring the fibre optics closer to the user.
2. Projector – Projection is highly recommended for essential Snoezelen work. The simple changing shapes of color and gentle patterns require little intellectual concentration. This allows the individual to relax with the image without the need to predict or decipher the shapes or patterns of objects.
3. Musical Water Bed – The bed adapts to the body shape giving warmth, comfort and muffled noise, possibly similar to fetal experiences in the womb. Fine vibrations of rhythm, tone and beat can be produced through the powerful amplifier. These are picked up through the skin as tactile stimulation.
4. Snoezelen Corner – A sensory corner a comfortable area where a person can sit or recline and get up close to, and interact with sensory products. Typical sensory corner products include bubble tubes, fiber optics and switches. Mirrors are often used to enhance the impact of the visual products.
5. Talking Cube – The Talking Cube can be targeted to develop understanding of cause and effect, color recognition, picture recognition, listening, motor skills and concentration. It encourages physical movement to reach, grip, bend and throw the cube and is an engaging way of interacting with a Snoezelen environment.
6. 8 Color Switch – The 8 Color Switch promotes inclusivity, choice, control and accessible learning. It makes choosing and turn taking fun and accessible to all, including people with fine/gross motor skill difficulties and/or visual impairment.
7. Wall Panels – Snoezelen wall panels can be used passively as a visual stimulus or interactively to teach cause and effect and color recognition. Snoezelen wall panels can be wall mounted or used with a mobile porter, are WiFi compatible and are easy to wipe clean.
8. Bubble Tubes – Bubble Tubes are a truly multi sensory product, offering visual, audible and tactile stimulation through the gentle vibrations caused by the internal pump. Additional visual stimuli can be added in the form of plastic fish or balls.
9. Wall and Floor Cushions – Padding on the walls and floors of a sensory room allows the user to safely and independently explore their environment without the need to worry about sharp corners and hard surfaces.