What is the Snoezelon Room?
The Snoezelen Room provides a fun, recreational, and multi-sensory environment, as well as stimulation and relaxation through the use of smell, touch, sound, colour, and light for people with disabilities.
Book the Snoezelon Room
Sessions are a maximum of 45 minutes. Sessions are booked on the hour.
Training on how to use the room is required before access to the room is granted.
Fee: $3 for Children, $6 for Adults, per booking
The Snoozelon Room is located at 30 Woodward Drive, Charlottetown, at the Kay Reynolds Centre
To book, please call 902-892-9149 ext. 221
About the Snoezelon Room
The Snoezelen Room is a therapeutic and recreational room beneficial to people with sensory, cognitive, and physical disabilities. It was developed to satisfy the perceptual needs of people with severe learning, sensory, and other disabilities. It has been used in the treatment of children with special needs, individuals with developmental disabilities, those with mental illness and post-traumatic stress disorder, autism, chronic pain, stroke, brain injuries, dementia, and other conditions. It promotes relaxation or stimulation, from passive enjoyment to active decision-making. The Room may be used as a component of treatment or even as a treatment in itself.
It involves a range of sensory stimuli and experiences to absorb, explore, and control in an accessible environment. Trust and relaxation are encouraged in the Snoezelen Room by providing the space, time, and access to enjoy sensations. In a safe, comfortable environment, primary senses are stimulated by music, lighting effects, and gentle vibrations. Positive effects extend to other settings, and stimulation and interaction lead to improved communication. Everybody needs relaxation and enjoyment, including people with disabilities.