Making the sensory make sense

Pagliano, Paul (2011) Making the sensory make sense. SEN Magazine, 51. pp. 78-79.

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[Extract] The physical space used to promote multisensory activity has attracted many names over the years. Some refer to snoezelen, multi-sensory rooms, sensory studios, sensory theatre and sensory trolleys. I prefer, though, to use the term multisensory environment (MSE)(Pagliano, 1999; 2001). Numerous reasons can be identified to help explain why the concept has spawned such diversity. These include historical and commercial factors, a lack of agreement as to what the term means, the need to design the space to suit particular clients and uses, technological innovations, new research regarding the senses and how the brain works, a lack of theory and a paucity of supporting research regarding the actual environment.

Item ID: 21520
Item Type: Article (Non-Refereed Research)
Keywords: multisensory environment, disabilities, education, MSE, Snoezelen concept
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2012 07:07
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130312 Special Education and Disability @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939907 Special Needs Education @ 100%
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