The first and only Multi Sensory (Snoezelen) Room in the entire city of Bet Shemesh is currently located at our main facility on Nachal Lachish. These specialized environments balance stimulation and relaxation, and are designed to deliver stimuli to all the senses through the use of optical fibers, laser and colors, a variety of sounds and music, scents, as well as exposure to various tactile stimuli including vibration, temperature and textures. Primarily designed for those with sensory difficulties such as autism and other developmental disabilities, ADHD, dementia or brain injury.
First developed in the Netherlands in the 1970s, Multi-Sensory Rooms have been established all over the world. The child is accompanied by an aide or therapist. Studies have demonstrated a reduction in distress and stereotypical behavior, and less aggression and self-injury within the Multi-Sensory Room environment. It provides a relaxing and enjoyable space for those with disabilities. Specially trained therapists provide therapy in Ezrat Achim’s Multi Sensory room.