Dr. Michele Shapiro – Former head of the Snoezelen Field, Beit Issie Shapiro
Prof. Shula Parush – School of Occupational Therapy, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof. Manfred Green – School of Public Health, University of Haifa
Dr. Dana Roth – Head of the Research and Evaluation Dept., Beit Issie Shapiro
This study examines the short-term effectiveness of Snoezelen intervention amongst children with mid to severe intellectual disability that display non – adaptive behavior .
Raz Tannenbaum – Speech Therapist and Coordinator of a Speech Therapy unit, Aaron De Lowe Early Intervention Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
Tal Eisenberg – Occupational Therapist and Coordinator of the Occupational Therapy Unit , Aaron De Lowe Early Intervention Center, Beit Issie Shapiro
The article describes a sensory group that was held for toddlers from Aaron De Lowe Early Intervention Center the in the White Snoezelen room at the Beit Issie Shapiro. The group was led by an occupational therapist and a speech therapist, as well as three other members of the kindergarten staff.
The group of toddlers got to know their bodies through different experiences, including touch, feeling, movement, and making sounds, and learned to develop responses appropriate to different sensory and movement stimuli
Dr. Michele Shapiro – Director of Snoezelen (former), Beit Issie Shapiro
Prof. Harold D. Sgan-Cohen DMD MPH – The Hebrew University-Hadassah Faculty of Dental Medicine, Jerusalem
Prof. Shula Parush – School of Occupational Therapy, Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Prof. Raphael N. Melmed – Israel S. Wechsler Professor Emeritus of Medical Education
The objective of the article is to examine the influence of a sensory adapted dental environment on the behavior and arousal levels of typical children in comparison to children with developmental disability during dental hygiene care.