Linda Messbauer is one of the world’s leading experts on Multi-Sensory Environments. Linda graduated from New York University with a Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy. She has over thirty years of experience working in the field of Developmental Disabilities. Linda works from early intervention to adult services with a variety of diagnoses. She has been a Director for United Cerebral Palsy of NYC, Rehabilitation Coordinator, and a private consultant to both public service agencies and private corporations. She had the unique opportunity to work at the infamous Willowbrook State School and learned a great deal about environments and their impact on individuals. It was there that she read an article about Snoezelen and knew some day she would work with it.
In 1992, she designed and established the first Snoezelen room in the United States in New York. Linda has participated and published research on the efficacy of this treatment venue. She is an international speaker and trainer on the subject of Multi-sensory Environments. She is a founding member of the American Association of Multi-sensory Environments.
In 2006 Linda started her own company; www.sense-zational-environments.com