How to do Mendability and still have time for everything else

Sensory Enrichment Therapy™ is designed to enhance everything you are already doing. This article has been designed to help you realize how you can reach your goals and still have time for everything else that matters. Continue reading for 6 recommendations that will help you maximize the time your spend with your child.

Autism activities: The benefits of downtime for children with autism

Looking for worthwhile activities for your autistic child during his free time? Read about the research pointing to the benefits of downtime and unguided discovery.

Environmental Enrichment may help treat autism, as provided by Mendability

Scientific American™ reviews the pilot study of Sensory Enrichment Therapy that activates the mechanisms of brain plasticity to treat autism.

A new study reviews the effectiveness of Environmental Enrichment as a therapy for neurological disorders

A review of a study published in Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience[1]. People used to think that past a certain age, you could not change the way your brain works. They would even say your abilities diminished over time with the loss of thousands of brain cells every day. Thankfully, this is no longer the case. More […]

Sensory Enrichment makes summer a great opportunity for improvement

Summer has arrived! While fun and exciting for many, this season can bring more stress and anxiety for kids on the autism spectrum. The freedom, adventure, and friendships portrayed in movies about summertime are often overshadowed by overwhelming anxiety. Changes in a child’s routine lead to unpredictability, warmer temperatures make it difficult to stay comfortable, […]

Why no lyrics is better when listening to music for therapy

This first mention of the research on words content and their influence is only to remind the parent that songs have a very different impact than instrumental music which is why the therapeutic effect of a soothing symphonic piece will have an effect, while a song will not.

Sensory Enrichment protocol: memory of sound and touch

These new tools will improve the child’s learning abilities, and their capacity to store information in more than one area. This exercise will also help the development of auditory processing and selectivity which are deficiencies in children with autism.

All natural fragrances to use for Sensory Enrichment

More and more we see that it is better to stick as closely as possible to all natural ingredients. With Sensory Enrichment we are a little less concerned about synthetic products because there are studies that show that “enriched” brains are resilient to neurological challenges such as exposure to toxins like lead or pre-natal alcohol. Professor […]

Sensory Enrichment exercise: roll playdough snakes

Like most of our exercises involving fine motor finger skills, this is actually a speech development exercise. Providing efficient and reliable connections for fine motor control is an essential step which we take by prompting organized migration from a very populated brain area to its less efficient neighbor.

It’s official! Environmental Enrichment (a.k.a. Mendability) is now validated as an effective treatment of autism

WASHINGTON — In the first successful experiment with humans using a treatment known as sensory-motor or environmental enrichment, researchers documented marked improvement in young autistic boys when compared to boys treated with traditional behavioral therapies, according to research published by APA. — Mendability is Environmental Enrichment applied as a therapy.