snoezelen
 n.— «In literature a multisensory environment is sometimes referred to as “Snoezelen,” derived from two Dutch words meaning “to smell” and “to doze.” This is mainly due to the fact that it was first developed in the Netherlands on the premise that while working with an individual with severe or profound disabilities, an appeal to primary sensations was more powerful than any appeal to intellectual capabilities.» —“Experiences in the Multisensory Room at San Miguel School” by George Borg Times of Malta May 1, 2005. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

Tagged with →