” Prince Sultan bin Salman ” opened the sensory room initiative for children with disabilities at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh
Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdelaziz, Special Adviser to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the King Salman Center for Disability Research, opened the Sensory Room Initiative for Children with Disabilities in Domestic Travel Terminal 5 at King Khalid International Airport in the Saudi capital, Riyadh.
The Project manager Kholod Al-Shaya explained that the “sensory room” is a specially equipped safe environment, in which the tools and devices available are controlled in order to stimulate the different senses of the individual: sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell, and can provide pleasure and relaxation for users.
She added that : the initiative is the first of its kind to the children with disabilities in Middle Eastern airports, and that it was created based on need; As children with disabilities and their families face difficulties and challenges while traveling through airports, it is hoped that through this initiative, it will contribute to improving and facilitating the travel experience for them and their families.
She indicated that the King Salman Center for Disability Research and its partners implemented this initiative in two locations in Riyadh: King Khalid International Airport and King Fahd Medical City, and that the possibility of implementing it in other public facilities is being discussed, as needed.
Prince Sultan bin Salman visiting the Snoezelenroom
Celebrating the first French speaking conference in Belgium after Corona.
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Relevant book written by our board member Anthony McCrovitz
When it comes to caregiving, processes of learning and relationship-building are as important for the caregiver as they are for the individual. The work of Dr. Anthony (Tony) M. McCrovitz is grounded in the relationship-building philosophy and practice of Gentle Teaching, his source of inspiration for the writing of this book. In mentoring a spirit of gentleness, we engage in navigating the social vision of Gentle Teaching, based on mutual respect, unconditional acceptance, and principles of interdependence that demonstrate the universal, inherent unity of our humanity. Gentle teaching is the perfect base for Snoezelen, and the foreword is written by Maurits. You can order it on Amazon.com or click the picure of the book below if you want to buy a digital copy for 5$
One can download a black&white PDF copy for $5. (downloadable for personal use only) Just click the picture of the book to see the link.
Or find it here on Amazon
Some of the subjects we talked about in the board
Like everybody else in our world today, we only could meet online, but fortunately the Corona situation is getting better many places.
The conference in 2021 is postponed (again)
The international conference was planned to occur in Belgium Le Mons this fall.
We just do not believe this is possible. Maybe some people can travel, others cannot.
So, we decided to ask the Belgian organizers to move the conference to 2022.
And fortunately, they accepted.
We plan to have our next conference in April 2022 in Charleroi Belgium. We are grateful the organizers are willing to find a new date for the second time. There will be a local conference (in French) at the planned date this fall.
This means that the only international isna-mse conference in 2022 is in the spring instead of the fall.
Sometimes we are asked to, officially, improve Snoezelen rooms.
This is not possible.
There is no qualification of rooms! This is not possible and does not make any sense. Nobody shall give you a certification of your room.
We urge companies not to offer this, unless it is in cooperation with teachers approved by ISNA-mse!!
ISNA qualifies people for their skills in Snoezelen.
Rooms are always depending on country, financial opportunities, and cultural interests.
Snoezelen is about the relationship between a caring person and a person who needs/enjoys care, and we would love to qualify this relationship. We do this by organizing ISNA improved courses in many languages and many countries. Find your teacher on our homepage or contact your local ISNA-mse.
In spite of a lot of work our cashier did not succeed in collecting the annual membership fee from all members. We will not demand payment this year, because we do not have a conference. But we hope you will pay the fee before the next conference in April 2022.
Our ISNA-mse Facebook group is growing every day. We now have more then a thousand people there, many very active, which is great! We urge suppliers to use this group in a modest way and only tell about new inventions people need to know about. click the ‘F’ symbol in top, or click here to visit the group
To keep our site interesting of all, please send information you want to share with other people. This can be about research, course to be planned or whatever could be nice to know. Send your information to email@example.com and we will take care of it. companies can have information on our site, but it will be marked as an announcement, and cost a little money that can help us keep the site in the air.
Se the video of the big “re-opening” event that was held way back in March just before COVID-19 hit and changed the world!
the Multi-Sensory Lab at Mohawk College, Hammilton Ontario
Invitation to you all to participate in a scientific Snoezelen study!
Dear ISNA members and Snoezelen colleagues worldwide,
In cooperation with the University Groningen in the Netherlands and the Academic Collaborative Center PIMD has started an international research project on the effectiveness of snoezelen in persons with profound intellectual and multiple disabilities (PIMD). We aim to use the study results to work towards a snoezelen approach that offers a good fit with people with PIMD, healthcare and education professionals and parents and relatives. We would like to ask you to help us reach participants.
We would like to ask you to distribute the following call to people you know who use snoezelen in persons with PIMD. The call and the questionnaire are available in English, German, Spanish and Dutch. For questions, please contact the contact person below.
Thank you very much in advance,
Gemma Testerink, MSc, scientist practitioner Academic Collaborative Center PIMD (Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Gerdine Douma, MSc, senior research Academic Collaborative Center PIMD
Professor Annette van der Putten, chair of the management team of the Academic Collaborative Center PIMD
“We are very pleased that we have already received many completed questionnaires from all over the world. Thank you for this! If you still want to participate and share your experience about snoezelen with people with PIMD, you can complete the questionnaire via the following link until 14 June. Thank you in advance! Link: https://aw-emb.nl/en/research/snoezelen-survey-study”
“Wir freuen uns sehr, dass wir bereits viele ausgefüllte Fragebögen aus aller Welt erhalten haben. Vielen Dank dafür! Wenn Sie trotzdem teilnehmen und Ihre Erfahrungen mit Snoezelen mit PIMD-Personen teilen möchten, können Sie den Fragebogen über den folgenden Link bis zum 14. Juni ausfüllen. Vielen Dank im Voraus! Link: https://aw-emb.nl/en/research/snoezelen-survey-study”
« Nous sommes très heureux d’avoir déjà reçu de nombreux questionnaires remplis dans le monde entier. Merci pour cela! Si vous souhaitez toujours participer et partager votre expérience sur le snoezelen avec les personnes atteintes du PIMD, vous pouvez remplir le questionnaire via le lien suivant jusqu’au 14 juin. Merci d’avance! Lien: https://aw-emb.nl/en/research/snoezelen-survey-study »
“Siamo molto lieti di aver già ricevuto molti questionari completati da tutto il mondo. Grazie per questo! Se vuoi ancora partecipare e condividere la tua esperienza su snoezelen con persone con PIMD, puoi completare il questionario tramite il seguente link fino al 14 giugno. Grazie in anticipo!
“Estamos muy contentos de haber recibido ya muchos cuestionarios completados de todo el mundo. ¡Gracias por esto! Si todavía desea participar y compartir su experiencia sobre el snoezelen con personas con PIMD, puede completar el cuestionario a través del siguiente enlace hasta el 14 de junio. Gracias de antemano! Enlace: https://aw-emb.nl/en/research/snoezelen-survey-study”
“Estamos muito satisfeitos por já termos recebido muitos questionários preenchidos de todo o mundo. Obrigado por isso! Se você ainda quiser participar e compartilhar sua experiência sobre snoezelen com pessoas com PIMD, você pode preencher o questionário através do seguinte link até 14 de junho. Obrigado antecipadamente! Link: https://aw-emb.nl/en/research/snoezelen-survey-study”
Dear ISNA-mse official teachers
We would like to present the work of the different countries on our ISNA-MSE homepage.
Therefore we would like to ask if you could either send us some photos from your Snoezelen rooms or photos of working with your clients
If you like, you are welcome to write us a short text about it by presenting your work.
Send us also the the email you would like people to use to contact you
Please send the photos via WeTransfer to email@example.com
If you have any questions, simply contact Svenja Fuhrmann or Maurits Eijgendaal.
Thanks in advance – we´re looking forward to your contribution
Maurits and Svenja
Mohawk College’s Multi-Sensory Lab
Located in Room A119 at Fennell Campus
What is the Multi-Sensory Lab all about?
Incorporates sensory equipment to help clients reach/advance their education and therapy goals.
The room fosters an environment that blends sights, sounds, textures, aromas and motion to provide stimulation of ones’ primary senses.
This client-centered room can be modified to meet specific sensory needs.
The most important benefit of all is that the client will have the opportunity for a meaningful leisure experience!