The Snoezelen education method leads to well-being. (...) It is about creating an atmosphere using materials, textures, colours, smells, sounds, like an invitation to go on a sensory journey. (...) It is a non-directive practice. The approach is based on an awareness of the outside world through the body and the five senses. The teacher is a facilitator who listens to the responses to the stimuli and acts on the atmosphere if necessary (...) The practice of Snoezelen is first and foremost the sensory skill of the stimulating person towards the stimulated person. The Snoezelen philosophy is based on 3 distinct ritualised phases: discovery and relaxation, recreation and sensory experiences, interactivity and return to reality (...).
Nathalie Casso-Vicarini, Delegate General of the French association ‘Ensemble pour l'Education de la Petite Enfance’ and teacher at the University of Paris Ouest.