Jersey Spolarich smiles as she enjoys her first therapy experience in the Snoezelen Room at Ministry Saint Joseph's Children's Hospital, with hospital personnel Certified Child Life Specialist Danielle Brusky, left, and Child Life Intern Drew Heying.
Jersey Spolarich, age 9, sporting a smile as wide as her face, stares awestruck as she points to green "stars" dancing on the wall and ceiling. Pressing different colored and shaped buttons, she laughs delightedly as they change colors and make unique sounds. "Awesome" and "cool," she says as she crawls to explore this unique and magical world of sights, sounds, textures and vibrations.
It was Jersey's first experience in the "Snoezelen Room" in the Pediatric Rehabilitation area at Ministry Saint Joseph's Children's Hospital.
Snoezelen (pronounced "SNOOZE-len) is a form of therapy that ...