Research and Articles


  • 2006 - Kaplan, H., Clopton, M., Kaplan, M., Messbauer, L., McPherson, K.
    "Snoezelen: Task Engagement And Generalization"
    Research In Developmental Disabilities, Vol 27,(4), p.353 - 466
  • 2004 - Kaplan, H., Messbauer, L., Clopton, M.,
    "Snoezelen: A Pilot Study & Generalization"
    NADD Bulletin, Vol. 7, Number 3, p.63-68
  • 2003 - Kaplan, H., Messbauer, L., Cassone, P., Hore, P., Revell, S., Macalcanah, T.
    "The Effects of Tai-Chi on Seniors With Developmental Disabilities"
    Physical and Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, Vol 21(4), p.41-51


Following is a list of student research projects supervised by Linda Messbauer while serving as Occupational Therapy Clinical Student Supervisor for: (a.) NYU, NY, (b.) Downstate Medical Centre, SUNY, (c.) Dominican College, Westchester, NY, (d.) Mercy College, Westchester, NY, (e.) York College, Queens, NY and (f.) La Guardia, CUNY, Queens, NY.

Linda also served as Volunteer Student Supervisor for CUNY, NY from 1998 to 2005 for the Kennedy Fellowship Program. The program awarded scholarships to students working for degrees in the area of Developmental Disabilities.

  • 2000 - Gallo, J., Lund, A., Schwed, A., Tannenbaum
    "The Effects of a Snoezelen Environment on an Adult with Developmental Disabilities Exhibiting Tactile Defensive Behaviors"
    Unpublished Masters Student Project, NYU
  • 1999 - Lin, M
    "Effects of a Multisensory Approach on Self-injurious Behavior and Functional Engagement in Adults with Severe Mental Retardation"
    Unpublished Masters Student Project, NYU
  • 1994 - Cheng, L.
    "Effects Of Specific Visual and Auditory Stimulation in Snoezelen on the Stereotyped Behavior of Autistic Adults with Profound Mental Retardation"
    Unpublished Masters Student Project, NYU