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ERIC Number: EJ805441
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISSN: ISSN-1088-3576
Snoezelen[R]: Empirical Review of Product Representation
Botts, Betsy H.; Hershfeldt, Patti A.; Christensen-Sandfort, Robyn J.
Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, v23 n3 p138-147 2008
The purpose of this study was to critically review the empirical evidence surrounding three assertions presented by FlagHouse concerning Snoezelen[R] environments in day school public education settings. Given the absence of empirical literature examining the use of Snoezelen[R] in day school settings, the authors analyzed five studies that were conducted in residential settings. Findings indicate inconsistent effects of Snoezelen[R] environments on observable behavior, generalization of behaviors, and relaxation. With the increasing use of Snoezelen[R] in the American educational system, investigation of its efficacy is needed, particularly because of recent legislation calling for reliance on evidence-based practices. With the current paucity of empirical research, Snoezelen[R] environments do not meet the standards of evidence-based practice. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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