Occupational Therapy Services at Orange Grove Center provide unique opportunities for individuals with developmental and physical disabilities. Occupational Therapy practitioners work closely with clients and other areas of service to help achieve the maximum level of independence in daily life.
Services Occupational Therapy practitioners provide in and around the center are as follows:
- Fine Motor (handwriting, in-hand manipulation, etc.)
- Visual Motor (tracking, perception, etc.)
- Upper Extremity Coordination
- Motor Planning
- Functional Use
- Resting Use
- Prevention of Abnormalities
- Environmental Access
- Work/Home Adaptations
- Computer Acces
- Sensory Integration (tactile, vestibular, proprioceptive, etc.)
- Sensory Gym
- Snoezelen Center
- Multi-sensory environment
Snoezelen is the name of the philosophy that makes use of a specially designed room that provides a relaxing sensory environment for people with a variety of special needs.
The word "Snoezelen" derives from the Dutch, the region in which the Snoezelen philosophy developed. The Dutch word "Snuffelen" means "to explore," and "doezelen" means "to doze." The word "Snoezelen" attempts to capture the concepts of sensation and relaxation in the created environment.
In Orange Grove Center 's Snoezelen Room, the senses are stimulated by a wonderful combination of soothing music, lighting, tactile sensations, and aromatherapy.