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Sensory stimulation plays an essential role in human development. Primarily, it can shift one’s sense of awareness and spark curiosity, the key to intrinsic learning: the longing to know more (inspiration), the self-push to engage more (motivation), and the discovery and joy of wanting to be more (imagination).
Oftentimes, Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities are not able to interact with their surroundings, due to lack of accessibility or other imposed limitations.
On Thursday, June 22nd,at 11:00 am EDT, President of the International Snoezelen-MSE Association, Maurits Eijgendaal, will be our guest presenter for a free webinar on COLORS.
COLOR is an easily overlooked part of our daily lives. The use of colors in learning or multi-sensory environments, evoke emotions and influence one’s perception and/or experience. Excessive use of colors can cause a cognitive or emotional overload, becoming counter-productive for learning, therapeutic, or recreational goals. The thoughtful use of color contributes to defining the purpose of a space, beyond mere functionality. Colors can be inviting and connecting for the (social) engaging-emotional self.
Presentations of topics are approximately 45 minutes, with some additional time allowed for discussion. The sessions are a public service for our communities. All are welcome, but need to register.
Maurits introduced Snoezelen-MSE in Scandinavia in the 1980’s, and constructed a state-of-the-art snoezelencenter in 2009, renewing the thoughts of Snoezelen-MSE. Currently, he serves as the international president of ISNA-mse, the international Snoezelen association, and is the past chairman of Gentle Teaching International. Both organizations have members in most countries of the world. People meet globally for annual conferences, and locally more often in their own countries.