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SPECIAL EDUCATORS CAN SCREEN FOR SENSORY AWARENESS WITH THE NEW SNOEZELEN PROFILING TOOL

Sunderland, VT April 19, 2006 – Tool Factory’s newest product is the most comprehensive profiling tool ever developed for sight, sound, movement, smell, taste, and touch! The SNOEZELEN Sensory Profiling and Assessment Tool, jointly developed by SEMERC and ROMPA, with the backing of the University of Southhampton, UK, is an assessment tool, which identifies areas of sensory need in individuals with limited cognitive function and physical disability. This easy-to-administer tool is great for establishing baseline competencies.  It provides comprehensive guidelines of how multi-sensory activity can be used, given the individual's sensory area of need. Get tips on selecting the most appropriate sensory equipment, activities are suggested, and guidance is provided for developing intervention programs. The software is ideal for educators working with severely disabled clients, adults with learning disabilities, mental health problems, head injury and stroke victims, dementia and Alzheimer’s patients.           

The therapist or teacher administers the test, with questions being answered on behalf of the target client or student. Begin by logging in as an Assessor, then logging in each of the students individually.  Educators can record medical history as well as additional information relating to the student.  Answer 10 questions in each of the sensory areas of sight, sound, movement, smell, taste, and touch. There are questions such as, “How often…” and, “Does the student react to (bright lights, loud sounds, etc.)…”. Answers are selected by the assessor and typically consist of: Never, Rarely, Frequently, Occasionally, All the time, or Don’t know. If unsure about which answer to select, a small bubble will appear to give the assessor an approximate number of times a week the activity should occur for each answer.  Examples are always provided to give more depth and understanding to the prompted questions. 

Questions can be answered in any order and tests can be paused without the risk of losing information.  Once completed, reports can be viewed in graphical form as well as raw scores, and data summary.  Report sheets can be personalized by adding comments, and then easily printed for IEPs, permanent records, and development of further intervention strategies.  The assessment can be repeated to monitor changes in behavior over time, and to review the effectiveness of intervention strategies.

Where to Buy

Purchases can be made directly online using secure e-commerce, or simply call or fax a purchase order to:

Tool Factory Inc., 3336 Sunderland Hill Road, Sunderland, VT 05250
To Order: (800) 220-8386               Fax PO to: (802) 375-6860

 

Snoezelen – The Sensory Assessment and Profiling Tool

Platform:         PC/Networkable
Item #:             20102
Single:            $279.95   Unlimited Network Site License:           $1499.95
http://www.toolfactory.com/products/page?id=20102

ABOUT TOOL FACTORY

Tool Factory is a woman-owned, Vermont-based business with the goal of making a difference in American education by providing superior educational software. The Tool Factory staff combs global markets for the best educational computer applications available and tailors products to meet the needs of American educators and students. Tool Factory staff has also pioneered its own unique applications designed to fill niches not addressed in the current educational marketplace. Teachers, students, and parents join the Tool Factory staff in testing products to ensure that they are easy to navigate, fun to use, and beneficial to the learning process.

Media Contact: Jennifer Sweeney
Tool Factory Inc., 3336 Sunderland Hill Road, Sunderland, VT 05250
Telephone: (802) 375-6549 Ext. 201 Fax: (802) 375-6860
Email Address: Jennifer@toolfactory.com

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Website: http://www.toolfactory.com