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    1. Kim Post author

      The only direct clinical data we have looking at Sensory Enrichment Therapy is on children with autism, aged 3 to 12. Here is a link to the first published clinical trial:

      http://www.apa.org/pubs/journals/releases/bne-127-4-487.pdf

      The data we have internally (from gathering reports on our adult clients with brain injury) is not statistically significant yet. You would have to consider this an experiment.

  1. Nancy

    2 Questions:
    1. Wold your therapists taylor the program to children to who have Sensorty Processing Disorder/ADHD/Anxiety, but not autism per se…adn would you expect it to be effective for such?
    2. If we have a family of with 1-2 children who need treatment, and a overfocused ADD adult who may benefit from treatment, what is pricing for that? Is the pricing per family or per person?

    1. Kim Post author

      Hello Nancy,

      I will be glad to answer your questions.

      1) The therapy would be customized to your children’s own set of strengths and challenges, yes.

      When you start the therapy, you will complete a lengthy questionnaire that covers many different areas, from sleep to eating, through fine motor skills, cognitive abilities, and many more to create as complete a picture of the child as possible. Wether the child has a formal diagnosis and what that is has little to no impact on what exercises you get. It’s all based on that “picture” of the child that we obtained from your answers to the questionnaire and from your communications with your Mendability therapists.

      2) Today, a Mendability account comes with 4 slots for extra family members who need to do the therapy. In practice, families end up only working on customizing the therapy for one child at a time. When other children could benefit what is usually done is that the other kid(s) is(are) invited to join in with the principal child’s customized activities.

      If you think you could benefit from extra “brain health” too, then you should know that as you do the exercises with the child you will be exposed also to similar experiences. One thing we recommend is doing the exercises to yourself first, which will have the added benefit of acting as a useful demonstration to your child.

  2. Tülay

    Hi, my niece is 23 years old she has Autizm. She can’t communicate and its hearthbreaking. She cries every single day of frustriation that she can’t communicate. Also she throws tantrums. Please Please , do you think this program truly would help her??? Is there a book that I can learn and teach her mother .. So she can help her daughter. My sister can’t understand English.
    Kindest Regards
    Tülay

    1. Kim Post author

      Yes, Mendability can help with communication and with anxiety. These two areas are in the top areas where parents are reporting the most progress with this new therapy.

      About helping your sister, all we have is the website. It has videos to show her some ways to do the protocols, but it’s best when she can be trained by one of our staff at the beginning.

    1. Kim Post author

      Hi Arnie,

      Yes you can combine Sensory Enrichment Therapy with ABA. In fact that’s how the clinical trial was done at the University of California, Irvine. All the kids in the study did the standard therapies. The pilot group did standard care + Sensory Enrichment Therapy. 7% of the control group achieved clinically significant improvement. Contrast that with 42% in the pilot group who achieved clinically significant improvement.

  3. Christina Smart

    Hello Mendability Staff,
    I just spoke with Claudie about this program for my son, but also interested
    In upcoming certification program. Please contact me once you have details
    Of this opportunity…

    Gratefully
    Christina

    1. Kim Post author

      Thank you for your interest in the program.

      The best way to stay in touch is via our newsletter.

      http://mailings.mendability.com/form/1173

      Follow the signup link above. When we have an update about the certification program, we will announce it there.

      I hope we can help you with your son too. :-)

      P.S. I removed your contact details from your comment. I think it’s safer that way.

        1. Kim Post author

          Hello Nicole,

          Here is a link to subscribe to our newsletter:

          http://mailings.mendability.com/form/1173

          I’m glad to see you interested. Do you have a child on the spectrum?

  4. arnie

    Hi just wondering if this is available here in New Zealand, planning to purchase for my son. thank you and God bless.

    1. Kim Post author

      Yes, Arnie! The tools to do the therapy are online. You will also be assigned to a therapist on our staff who will coach you through the program. Obviously there are time differences issues to consider but, we have clients in New Zealand, the Philippines, Malaysia and Australia in roughly the same time zones. We are familiar with that aspect. Talk to your coach when you sign up about best times to call, best methods (Skype, etc.), etc.

  5. Mary Rowe

    Hi. I would like to know if you have courses for educators in South Africa who would like to implement this in remedial classrooms?

    1. Kim Post author

      We’re currently focused currently on making it easier and better for families to do the therapy in their homes but, we will be developing soon the types of resources and programs that will enable professionals and special educators to “enrich” their therapy and school environments and improve outcomes. I am quite excited about what it’s going to be. I recommend you subscribe to our newsletter. When we are ready to release the materials, we will announce it there.

    1. Kim Post author

      $89 is currently the lowest cost to do Sensory Enrichment therapy. But there are good news in the pipeline about that. Watch this space! :-)

      1. Kim Post author

        We have since released new payment plans, starting at $69/month when you pay annually.

  6. meg fairfield

    I’m not clear about the system Is it primarily computer based or doing physical exercises and setting up various experiments like Brain Balance does at their centers?

    1. Kim Post author

      Hi Meg,

      The computer analyses your child’s profile and puts together the best set of Sensory Enrichment therapy protocols for you. The real therapy happens as you do the protocols with your child. You do them for a couple of weeks, then you report whatever change you saw, which tells the system what direction to go next with the therapy. It then gives you a new set of protocols to do. You do those new ones for a couple of weeks and report back. And so on.

      The whole time you have a coach on our end dedicated to your “account” to help you find the best way to deliver the protocols to your child based on his interests, personality, what keeps him engaged, etc.

  7. Carolina

    Hi, my son is 5 years old and was diagnosed with autism, he has had a lot of improvement with his behavior, understanding and following instructions, but his speech since to be hard for him to come. He has some characteristics of echolalia too, and I was wondering if this program can help him to have a fluent conversation in stead of repeating everything me or other people said.

    1. Kim Post author

      Hi Carolina, Echolalia and natural speech development are among the things addressed with Sensory Enrichment therapy. We have had great reports from parents seeing these skills improve.

    1. Kim Post author

      Yes, Sensory Enrichment therapy helps the brain compensate for many challenges, including speech delays.

  8. Karen

    Does this treatment help or work for a child with DCD/Dyspraxia, ADHD, sensory processing and anxiety??? How does it work for these? Do you suggest you still attend OT at the same time?

    1. Kim Post author

      Yes, Sensory Enrichment prompts the natural mechanisms of brain plasticity and helps the brain compensate for many challenges, including the ones you listed. Parents have been reporting great improvements in brain functions like speech, attention span, movement control, sensory processing and anxiety.

  9. Dani

    My son is high functioning autistic
    He does extremely well academically. Although still in high school he tested in Math, academic ability and writing at >18 grade. Reading however he is only at 7th grade level. I see a lot of testimonials for kids that are on the low end of the spectrum. I don’t see much for high end. Would your product help high functioning individuals?
    I also have a family member with PANDAS induced OCD. Would you program be appropriate?

    1. Kim Post author

      Hi Dani,

      Yes, high functioning kids benefit also from the therapy. The effectiveness of Sensory Enrichment therapy does not seem to be linked to age, diagnosis or severity. What seems to be the biggest factor by far is cooperation. The more your child enjoys one on one time with you or whoever is the one doing the exercises with him, the more rapid the progress rate.

      That’s why we put a lot of emphasis on our support service. We’re there to help you come up with better ways all the time to keep your child engaged in the therapy as much as possible.

  10. Sarah

    Just out of interest, what would the program be like if you hadn’t taken measures to keep costs down? Curious!

    1. Kim Post author

      The mission was to find a cost-effective solution. There are many models that we explored and said no to because they would be too expensive for parents. The real breakthrough happened when we saw it would be possible to automate most of the expert system.

  11. Joy

    With the advanced plan, can I use one profile for my child with Autism and the other profile for my child with ADD / LD?

    1. Kim Post author

      Yes. That’s what the additional profiles are for. With the advanced plan you can do customized therapy with 3 additional people at no additional cost.

  12. Nancy Bartolino

    I would like to sign up for the treatment but I live in the Netherlands. Is that possible ? Kind regards, Nancy

    1. Kim Post author

      Hi Nancy,

      You can sign up for Mendability anywhere so long as you have access to the Internet often enough to fill out the reports and questionnaires, to generate new worksheets and view the instructions. It’s also good to have a way to contact us often by phone so that we can work together on customizing the delivery of the protocols to match your child’s personality and your schedule. The more you involve us, the higher your chances of success. You will have to watch for the difference in time zones when you call. You can call any time but it’s easier to get hold of your assigned Mendability mentor during our regular office hours.

  13. Jessica Parker

    Hi there,

    I am extremely interested in your program but I have a few questions. 1.) Does the program work better when the same people are working with the child? I am a single parent and a soldier who is often away for training, deployment, ect. My mother would be working with my son if i wasn’t there. Would his success rate change? 2.) When other children (who aren’t autistic) are around would they be able to participate just to make it more enjoyable for my son? I would appreciate any help!!

    1. Kim Post author

      Hi Jessica,

      1) What matters is that the person doing the therapy is able to “connect” with your son. I am sure your mother has a good relationship with him. :-)

      2) Absolutely. The more ways you can find to make therapy more engaging the better. Getting more people involved is one way to keep things fresh.

  14. Wendy

    Hi. I am an OT from Australia, when will the pro be available?

    Also is there any difficult with a parent doing this program from Australia? For example with phone support?

    1. Kim Post author

      Pro is now available. Therapists can now include sensory enrichment therapy into their curriculum. We kept the pricing low, as we did for parents. This is about making effective therapy available to the families who need it.

      Regarding support for Austrialia, you will have to work with your assigned case manager on a good time for both of you, but you can call pretty much anytime.

  15. Melinda Alleyne

    Have you had success with young adults? My son is 20 and continues to grow and overcome Autism… Just wondering if you have seen success with anyone older…

    1. Kim Post author

      Yes, we have had great success with the few young adults who did the program.

      As far as we can tell, age does not seem to be a factor in the success of sensory enrichment therapy.

  16. Jillian

    My son is also 2 1/2 and non-verbal. I noticed the comment above asking similar question with same age. My son doesn’t follow instructions so will the exercises work with that along with being non-verbal 2 1/2 year old?

    1. Kim Post author

      We designed the sensory enrichment exercises so that he can do them even if it is difficult for him to follow instructions. But don’t worry, when you start the Mendability program you will be assigned to one of us here who will work with you to find the best ways to do the games with your son.

  17. Sumana Ray

    Hi

    I am writing in from India. Do you plan to have any training or workshops in India. Do you have a 30 day free trial ? Or any special pricing – even at $59 per month, it is expensive by Indian standards. Also what does 4 profiles mean in the $89 plan? Does it mean you will have customised programs for 4 different special children for $89 a month.

    Rgds
    Sumana

    1. Kim Post author

      Hi, Sumana! I am glad to hear that Mendability is reaching you too, but I understand that there is a big difference financially between our two countries. With the advanced program you can customize Sensory Enrichment therapy for 4 difference children, yes.

  18. Kevin McClain

    I think this program will be beneficial for our Son Luke; Age 10.
    However unable to afford the program……..Thank you

  19. Johanna Proano

    I would like to know how much of what you offer can we use on our 2 and a half year old? Are there any schools that offer this program in Atlanta, Georgia?
    If so, where?

    1. Kim Post author

      We have over 500 exercises in our database and it grows all the time. We built the system with enough smarts to give you only exercises that are suited to your child, not too hard, not too easy, etc.

      Also, as far as we can tell, age is not a factor with sensory enrichment therapy.

    2. Kim Post author

      We don’t know of schools in Atlanta that do sensory enrichment. The training program for schools is actually pretty simple. If you would like your school to be trained to do a few sensory enrichment protocols at the beginning of each day with some classes, get them in touch with us. We can show them how to get started.

    1. Kim Post author

      With Mendability, the idea is to repair for good. Make sure you do the therapy for a few months longer after you think you are done in order to make sure your child has had a full chance to consolidate the improvements.

      How long you do Mendability depends on many factors, chief among them is the severity of symptoms at the beginning of the program.

      So while most parents are reporting visible changes in their child after just a few weeks of therapy, in order to create a substantial and permanent change in the brain we believe that the minimum duration for the treatment should be 3 to 6 months.

  20. Elizabeth Mogtader

    I look forward to utilizing this program with a number of the children I work with…..it looks very promising and the parents I have spoken to are excited and eager to start. Right now I am looking to see what ‘supplies’ I need to purchase so we can all ‘get started’.

    Betty

  21. Rita Hendry

    I would love to be able to afford this for my son but as I live on a budget it is not possible. If you ever have a free session please let me know. I think this would be great for Jacob but as I said living on a budget I can’t afford this. I can’t really afford anything. Thank you for making this affordable for the families who can’t afford the higher priced programs. This is really a blessing for those families. Keep it up.

    1. Kim Post author

      Thank you for your kind words, Rita. We will continue to work on making this autism therapy more and more accessible.

  22. Heidi Farrell

    HMMM, never heard of it. would like to try it or see the “games” maybe do a one month trial?

  23. Terri Taylor

    I am not sure how this program works but my son was diagnosed with autism two years ago and i dont think there is retraining brain there is working with what you got and making it stronger not pushing parents to pay monthly fees for your software. i can get same stuff online free. Many to think i was thinking about this.

  24. Julie Gaulden

    I am very excited about trying this program! Could I try the advanced for a few months and then switch to the lite? I’m not sure I can commit to an extra $90 every month but I can see the benefit of starting out with a more personalized plan.

    1. Kim Post author

      Thank you for your nice comments, Julie!

      You can downgrade, pause, cancel and upgrade at anytime. When you downgrade, the next worksheet you will get is the first generic worksheet of the set. When you upgrade back to the Advanced program you will get back where you left off. No need to re-do a baseline test then.

  25. Prof Dr Eric Lim

    Hi, i am the Founder of Kits4Kids Foundation, a social enterprise dealng with disabilities and we would like to explore Mendability at a corporate level. We have qualified OTs and SpEd teachers and see the potentials of this program conducted in other languages besides English. Please advise me.

    1. Kim Post author

      Yes, with Mendability you can do therapy with children with autism all over the world. We would welcome a partnership with an organization such as yours with a mandate to keep therapy as affordable as possible. I look forward to speaking more with you. Together we can make a difference.

  26. Kathy haughton

    So who is the best fit for this program?
    You mention in one of the above it doesn’t work for everybody, is there an intake to be sure the person is a candidate?
    My son has little attention to direction, challenged with motor skills especially fine.

    1. Kim Post author

      Hi, Kathy!

      We don’t know how to predict who it is going to work for. The simple practical truth is that everyone is different and that you will not know that it is working until you see YOUR OWN child get better.

      If you don’t see what you need to see, then cancel and all you have lost is one month doing spending quality time with your child a few times a day.

  27. kenny power

    my son darren is 22
    had seizures at 2 yearrs old and a massive 12-13 min seizure at 8 so that was the one that did all the damage
    he was not diagnosed until he was 9-11 as asd
    we have been told he is too old as the brain can not be retrained
    are there people using this that are in the same age group.

    1. Kim Post author

      Hi, Kenny!

      We just signed up a few parents with older and adult children while at an autism conference last week on our therapy. We will get a few anecdotal stories from them in the next few months.

      As far as we are concerned, there is nothing in the theory and in the evidence we have so far that would indicate that your son’s brain has less of an ability to get better and stronger than any other. In fact, with adults we find that they “get it”. They also want to get better as they see the impediments that some of their challenges has on their ability to do some things. That extra level of motivation helps make this treatment program work better.

  28. Lynn Adams

    I would like the read the peer-reviewed, published literature. Where may I find that?

    1. Kim Post author

      We posted a selected bibliography on our “how it works” page, but the big one is not out yet. We were told to expect it this week. Watch for news from “Behavioral Neuroscience” published by the APA. :-)

    2. Kim Post author

      It’s Official!

      Environmental Enrichment as an Effective Treatment for Autism: A Randomized Controlled Trial.
      http://psycnet.apa.org/psycinfo/2013-17639-001/

  29. Melanie Elliott

    Has this been used as part of a school program before? Is there a rate if it were going to be used with several students (10) in a school program, possibly even as a pilot?

    Melanie Elliott
    Special Education Dept Head
    Special Education ILC/RR Instructor
    Secondary Level

    1. Kim Post author

      Hi, Melanie!

      Before Mendability, we conducted a study for 2 years in a school. The teacher would pass the kits to the kids and they would work together in pairs. They did Sensory Enrichment once a day at the beginning of class while the teacher prepared for the day. They only did one protocol: the Multisensory Core protocol. The results were astounding, not only academically but behaviorally as well.

      We are working on a “Pro” version of Mendability that will allow one person to monitor multiple accounts. It sounds like this is what you would want to use. Get on our mailing list. When we are ready to release the “Pro” account, we will announce it to our mailing list.

    1. Kim Post author

      We are currently in talks with associations to setup scholarship programs. Stay tuned.

  30. Danielle Faulkner

    I have a 10yr with Autism and she has a hard time in school…SHe yell’s and things… I go to lot of Doc and things i do try to find her anything i can to help her with this….

  31. cindy worthington

    is there any way to view a sample of this? I am a teacher and perhaps my school would be interested.

  32. Amy

    I can understand that, fortunately we receive alot through our school district now….although so far the out of the box therapies and treatments have been the most effective ones. Looking forward to trying mendability!

  33. Amy

    Haven’t tried it yet but plan to, just want to say you can’t please everyone. $59 or $89 a month is not a lot especially compared to other treatments. We were paying $70 A WEEK in copays for speech and occupational therapies. This is affordable.

    1. Kim Post author

      Thanks for your kind words of support, Amy.

      I think the difficulty lies in “adding” one more cost. We did design Mendability to be practically self-sufficient and it could replace the other therapies but you want to see how well it works with your child before you make it your only autism therapy.

  34. Tina

    Would like to see a free trial before committing to a monthly program. Hope this will be considered…
    Thanks,
    Nina

    1. Kim Post author

      The free trial would make it difficult for us to give you the support you need. As soon as you sign up you are assigned to a specialist who will work with you to make the program fit your child. We did a good job at automatic a lot of the program in order to keep the costs down, but real people cannot be replaced. We don’t want you to try this on your own and miss the mark because we were not there to show you around.

      Having said that, there is a good chance this program will not work for you, and so we made it easy for you to get a complete refund. Right from your account page, you can demand a refund at the click of a button and see your first month refunded in full, no questions asked. No forms or requests to submit. No approval process. You click the button and the credit card charge is reversed.

    1. Kim Post author

      I understand. There is a big need for a solution that works and that is easy to access. Price is a big factor. We are pleased with everything we have been able to do already to keep the costs down, but we did not want to cut corners with real live help. There is only so much you can do on your own without support. And that cost is hard to work around. But I know that insurance companies will be looking at Mendability soon. The evidence-based alternatives are just so expensive!

    1. Kim Post author

      We have heard good and bad with Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. I suppose it’s like every other therapy, including ours. It works great for some and not for others.

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