Why use Vibro-acoustics as part of your MSE treatment?

First, Vibro-acoustics is a process using two sensory systems in the body; the auditory and the touch system. The response to the music through the auditory system is pleasurable based on the individual’s tastes and preferences in music or that which is meaningful to them. But it is the touch system that plays a major …

Changing Arousal to Relax, Re-energize and Refocus

Continuum of Cassette Effect Wheel Series of Stimulation to change behavioral responses The 250 Optikinetics Projector is one of the most powerful tools for facilitating change in a Multi-Sensory Room. It is the crown jewel in the multi-sensory environment, whether on a mobile unit, or in a dedicated space.  Its value is in both its …

Aging

Alzheimer’s Dementia, Hospice, and Palliative Care For those of you serving the above individuals, the Multi-Sensory Approach; whether it is in a dedicated Multi-sensory room, with a mobile unit at bedside or suitcase taken into the home, there must be an acknowledgement of your purpose. It is to provide a Quality of Life through the …

Social, Physical, Emotional, and Cultural Profile…Just a Dialog

Written May 12th, 2005 The development of the SPEC Profile grew out of the observable need to improve the awareness and interaction of all types and levels of staff working with any kind of person with a disability or challenge. It also, grew out of a need to apply my “therapy” as customized to the …

AAMSE Summary Research Report from 8th Annual Snoezelen Association

AAMSE Summary Research Report from 8th International Snoezelen Association (ISNA) Symposium Sponsored by the Christopher Douglas Hidden Angel Foundation Birmingham, AL October 1-3, 2010 Below is a scientific summary of some of the sessions at the ISNA meeting earlier this month in Alabama. This summary is from Doctor Chris Giza; “I have only included sessions …

Activity Professionals of Ontario Conference and Sensory Experiences

As an Occupational Therapist and Multi-Sensory Environment Practitioner, it is rare that I get an opportunity to meet a group of professionals that will burst into song and light up my life, but that is what happened at the APO “Unique and United” Conference on October 20-22, 2010. Just as I was demonstrating the process …

Why Should a Multi-Sensory Environment be White in Color?

An MSE room should be painted a white color because: 1. Empowerment: Painted white the room can represent a canvas ready to be painted on. The user gets to choosethe colors of the equipment he/she prefers to turn on against a neutral background. This helps to empower the person. 2. Contrast: The practitioner uses the …