How do you know when you are being effective with an individual in a MSE/Snoezelen Room? First and foremost, you must be a keen observer and quiet listener. Don’t interfere with the process of letting the sensory components of the equipment communicate with the individual. In other words be sure that for example they can …
I have been asked to write a supporting letter for why an Interior Designer should take a course on Multi-Sensory Environments. My answers would be the following:
To understand how the impact of design can create a harmonious peaceful setting or one that puts individuals into high stressful visual environments
Understand how shape, line and color are part of our neurological genetic makeup and how best to work with these principles (the visual processing system)
Linda’s work is featured in Virginia’s Martinsville Bulletin. She designed the Multi-Sensory Environment used at the King’s Grant Retirement Community, which is now featured in the January 2013 edition of the Bulletin. The article is as follows:
King’s Grant unveils new tool for dementia
Monday, January 14, 2013
By BEN R. WILLIAMS – Bulletin Staff Writer
Twin columns of bubbling, glowing liquid stretch to the ceiling and slowly shift from blue to red to green, while starbursts twinkle along the walls and a bundle of fiber-optic strands pulse with soft colors.
I have been asked to write a supporting letter for why an Interior Designer should take a course on Multi-Sensory Environments. My answers would be the following: To understand how the impact of design can create a harmonious peaceful setting or one that puts individuals into high stressful visual environments Understand how shape, line and …
New 2013 AAMSE Training Dates are posted! You can view and register for the nearest five dates by using the Workshops list on the right, and see the FULL LIST by visiting This Page. We hope to see you in the New Year!
We would like to share another testimonial from a recent training session that Linda has done. This comes from Shanna C. Wright, RN BSN CDP, the Director of Health Services at the Kings Grant Retirement Community in Martinsville Virginia:
Hello everyone: Linda has put up a very important new article that addresses many requests that she has had in regards to getting started with Multi-Sensory Environments. She is proud to offer this first-in-a-series Guide to Designing Your Own MSE Room. We hope you take the time to read through this piece, and to send …
It gives us great pleasure to post a testimonial that Linda has received from Linda Felix, MSE Committee Chairperson at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES:
Linda Messbauer has been instrumental in helping our school at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES grow our Multi Sensory Environment over the past seven years. In 2005, we received a grant allowing us to purchase a few sensory devices. At that time I realized we needed a lot more information to go forward with the project.
Linda’s work has been cited in a new book, entitled The Multisensory Handbook, which is a guide for children and adults with sensory learning disabilities. The author, Paul Pagliano, has mentioned Linda and her work. A quote from the book is as follows:
We would like to share with you a very touching letter that was sent to Linda to thank her for the time she spent at a recent workshop:
Thank you for working with our son last Friday. There was a positive effect on him, lasting through the weekend. He seemed refreshed and talked about how he had liked the music and lights in the room. He mentioned you by name on several occasions, saying that you were a “nice person”!
I would also like to say thank you for having lunch with us. I appreciated having the opportunity to talk with you. The things that you said