Entries by Mendability

Four simple tests for early warning signs of autism: eye contact and tracking

Parents want to know as early as possible if their child has autism, especially if they already have a child with autism.

With some training, you can play an active partnership role with your family doctor or pediatrician to observe and record your child’s development.

Included in this article, you will find 4 simple tests you can do at home when your child is as young as 2 months old.

Grandin discusses clinical trials

Sensory Enrichment Therapy is an evidence-based, patent-pending treatment that uses sensory experiences to enable the brain to reduce the symptoms of autism. The treatment involves sensorimotor exercises that stimulate concurrently two or more senses such as olfactory, tactile, visual, balance, motor systems, etc.

Narrow field of view in individuals with autism may contribute to social difficulties

In July 2015, a new study revealed that children and adults with autism have a much more narrow functional field of view than their neurotypical peers. Instead of being able to process an image that is 8.57° from the focal point, individuals with autism were only able to process an image within 6.62°, which is a statistically significant difference.

Mendability announces results for a second clinical trial with Sensory Enrichment Therapy

AMERICAN FORK, UT — June 9, 2015 — Mendability announced today that the second in a series of research trials on which their Sensory Enrichment Therapy is based has been published in Behavioral Neuroscience. The report is titled “Environmental Enrichment as a Therapy for Autism; A Clinical Trial Replication and Extension,” and was co-authored by Michael Leon, Ph.D., Joseph Donnelly, M.D., Robin Steinberg-Epstein, M.D., and Cynthia Woo, Ph.D. at the University of California, Irvine.