SPEDUTEC – benefitting people with special needs

By Malina Müller

The village of Solund participates in SPEDUTEC which is an EU founded project with the object of creating a network for- and develop the skills among- professionals to benefit people with special needs.

The focus of the project is on how to teach using technological aids in multisensory environments such as e.g. the snoezelen house, The Golden Horn, at the village of Solund.

Five Baltic and Nordic countries and eight partnes are involved in the project where caretakers, educators, professors and others working in education, health and the social sector partake.

The village of Solund has just hosted one of the conferences for the partners in the project. Among other things, the extensive program had theoretical presentations, a visit to the Egmont school, a nursing home in Skanderborg, Dagmargaarden, to see how they utilize technological aids and a visit to the snoezelen house, The Golden Horn, at the village of Solund.

The village of Solund entered the cooperation after an inquiry from Maurits Eijgendaal, who is both the president of ISNA, which is the international Snoezelen organization, and former director of Solund.

The snoezelen consultant at the village of Solund, Gitte Andersson, participates in the project as Solund’s representative. About the project, she says: ”I think that the project can offer us more knowledge – but I also think that we have to recognize that we, at Solund, are among those who have the most knowledge on this specific field. But this also serves as an obligation for us to help others.”