Multi-Sensory Environments for Special Populations discusses the history of Snoezelen and Multi-Sensory Environments (known as MSE’s) for children and adults with developmental, psychological, social, and physical disabilities and disorders, including adults suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. The growth of these specialized environments in healthcare facilities throughout the world, including skilled nursing, assisted living, and specialized care facilities is reviewed, as well as the intended benefits of the MSE’s for special populations.
The theory and research which supports the use of MSE’s is explored. Specific design requirements, programming, space planning, general and specialized equipment and products intended for MSE environments is also discussed. A specific case study currently in development in Florida is highlighted with a brief discussion of the design features intended to be utilized.
Presented by: Brenda Weiss, Founder, Weiss Design Group
Credit: 1 CEU