How can we get those results for your child?

1. If you were to register for an account, you would fill out a more detailed questionnaire.

2. Our expert system would then decide which areas of the brain to focus on to try to help with those symptoms.

For example, one of the lower scoring areas you reported for your child was Communication.

Communication for your child

Home speech and language therapy for children

For communication to be fluent and natural, the brain has several functions to perform.

For example, {a child} would need to:

  • Envision what it is {he} is trying to say (Mental Image), then
  • Find the words necessary to communicate that idea (Memory, Corpus Callosum bridges left/right brain), and then
  • Control the voice box, the mouth, the tongue, and lips to create the right sounds (Fine Motor).
  • There are other processes involved, of course, such as Auditory Processing to hear yourself speak, etc.

Our system will use a questionnaire to determine which brain functions to focus on to help improve speech.

If there is an issue with Mental Image, exercises using blindfolds or objects hidden from view may be used.  If we want to focus on Corpus Callosum, there may be exercises involving the left and right side of the body receiving alternating stimulation to pass signals through the Corpus Callosum.

Whatever area needs help, our system will focus on with the right exercise.

In the 25 children most like {your child}, Communication improved {X}% in 6 months of therapy.

What brain functions are we talking about?

Each aspect of life is controlled by one or more brain function. If any one brain function is faulty, for any reason, then the whole skill or behavior is affected. Conversely, as more and more brain functions work better and better, your loved one will develop more and more in his/her skills, behaviors, emotions, patterns, etc.

There are many functions that the brain performs and many structures and chemicals in the brain that when they are not operating at their best, will result in many of the symptoms seen in children like yours.

Mendability has protocols that attempt to improve many different brain functions, structures, and chemicals, but four in particular are important to mention to understand many of the symptoms you reported.

  • the structure called the Corpus Callosum,
  • the brain function Mental Image, and
  • the neurochemicals:
    • Serotonin and
    • Dopamine

Corpus Callosum

Corpus Callosum

The Corpus Callosum is a bridge between the left and right sides of the brain.

Many activities require the left and right sides of the brain to be communicating well in order to perform well.  When there are issues with the corpus callosum, individuals may suffer in one or more of the following areas:

  • Cognition / intelligence,
  • Speech and communication,
  • Movement control and coordination,
  • Feeding issues,
  • Sleep issues,
  • Attention issues,
  • Obsession issues, and
  • Social issues.

Mendability exercises that are designed to help the Corpus Callosum usually work on the left side and the right side of the body at the same time.  Most often it involves a stimulus on the corresponding spot on the left and right side at the same time, but the stimulus is different for each side.   The stimulus is often alternated between sides.

For example, one exercise called the Water Game involves a left hand placed in a bowl of cool water, and the right hand in warm water at the same time.  The caregiver then switches the bowls so now the left hand is in warm water and the right hand in cool water.

A strong stimulus passes from the left hand to the right brain through the Corpus Callosum.  The right-hand signal passes to the left brain.  The warm and cool signals alternate.  This is designed in attempts to be a work-out for the Corpus Callosum.

Mental Image

Mental Image means the ability of the brain to envision things it does not currently experience physically. When we close our eyes, most of us can picture in our minds the family home we left years ago. We can imagine the end of a story and we can even smell an aroma in the absence of tangible stimuli.  Mental Image is important for:

  • Social skills,
  • Empathy,
  • Abstract thought,
  • Learning, and many other things.

Exercises designed to help Mental Image often use blindfolds or manipulating objects, letters and textures hidden from sight in order to try to guide an organized development of this brain function, and improve our ability “see in our minds.”

Serotonin

Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that carries signals from one neuron to the next.  When serotonin functioning is poor there may be trouble with:

  • Anxiety,
  • Repetitive behaviors,
  • Picky eating,
  • Sleeping,
  • Sensory overload,
  • Tantrums,
  • Mood issues, and
  • Behavior issues, to name a few.

Mendability exercises that attempt to improve Serotonin functioning usually involve tactile discovery and experiences.  Not all touch is created equal.  The touch we focus on is light and generally pleasant.

Dopamine

How to improve attention span

Dopamine is another neurotransmitter that carries signals from neuron to neuron that plays a role in the brain with memory, movement control, good mood, motivation, to name a few.  When dopamine suffers, it may result in difficulties with:

  • Focusing,
  • Sitting still,
  • Staying on task,
  • Remembering things,
  • Controlling movement,
  • Feeling happy, and
  • Staying motivated.

The exercises we assign when we want to try to help the Dopamine function usually include sensory pairings such as smell + touch together, visual + auditory, smell + visual, etc. or it may include eye movement exercises to try to improve dopamine functioning.

Smell and Gentle Claw

The “Smell and Gentle Claw” exercise is a simple protocol that introduces a pleasant scent and a preferred touch at the same time.  The pairing is geared towards helping both Serotonin and Dopamine function.

Therapy Worksheets

If you were to register for an account, a detailed questionnaire is used to select which brain functions to focus on for a 2-week period.

There will be four or five exercises on the worksheet.

There are written and video instructions showing you exactly how to do each exercise, and you have a coach who can help you as well.

The exercises take about 15 minutes to do the entire worksheet.  You complete a worksheet once or twice a day depending on your schedule.

After 2 weeks, you report any improvements you see, and the worksheet will focus on keeping momentum in the brain functions that correspond with any progress.

This continues every 2 weeks for as long as there are still areas you would like to see improve.  Once you graduate, you can expect to keep the gains but may want to do a few of your favorite exercises as maintenance when needed.

Does it work?

Sample Progress Chart on Mendability

The graph you saw at the beginning of this report is a real graph of real data of real people who really followed Mendability for at least 6 months and who started with similar challenges to your child.

Award-winning Research

American Psychological Association

So far, Mendability’s Sensory Enrichment Therapy was the subject of three different studies.

The first study won the D.G. Marquis award for Best Paper of the Year in the publication “Behavioral Neuroscience” awarded by the American Psychological Association.  The study was well designed and showed powerful results that surprised many of the peers who reviewed the results.

After 6 months of therapy, 42% of the children in the sensory enrichment group achieved clinically significant improvement, compared to only 7% of the children in the standard care group.
21% of Sensorimotor-Enriched children and 0% of Standard-Care children fell below the autism cutoff score after 6 months
Percent of individuals with clinical improvement on the Childhood Autism Rating Scale (CARS)
Percent of individuals who fell below the autism cutoff score after 6 months.

A second study replicated the first and even showed 21% of children had a reversal of their autism diagnosis in 6 months of therapy.  This is tremendously significant.  Many of the children still exhibited some symptoms, but it was no longer enough to warrant an autism diagnosis.

A third study published in the Neural Plasticity publication showed the following the online program produced improvements in many areas for a variety of ages and severity of symptoms.  It confirmed that Mendability’s Sensory Enrichment Therapy is very effective in reducing symptoms of autism.

These trials demonstrate award-winning clinical proof that Mendability’s Sensory Enrichment Therapy is a very powerful therapy that can work for you.

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