Which plan is the best one for you?
Starting with a therapy coach makes all the difference!
Start with a therapy coach. In your first meeting you will gain a deeper understanding on how the program works and they will guide you through the process as well as making sure that everything is going accordingly. Also, it is a little extra support for you!
Free trial? Your first 30 days are refundable
No fine print. Simply request that we cancel and refund your account during your first month.
Unlimited coaching for the first 3 months
Exercises designed manually by the therapy creator
Unlimited coaching every month
Exercises designed manually by the therapy creator
Unlimited coaching every month with the therapy creator
Exercises designed manually by the therapy creator
All plans come with a full 30-day money-back guarantee.
If you feel for any reason that Mendability is not for you during your first month, simply let us know and we will cancel your account and refund 100% of your payment.
The only condition is that you reach out to us within your first month. That’s it. No loophole or hidden restrictions.
After working with us and seeing how Sensory Enrichment Therapy work, you will understand why we are confident in this program.
Our standard plans (Self-guided and unlimited coaching) require no long-term commitment and can be cancelled at any time.
The Platinum plan requires a 6-month commitment. It comes with its own guarantee that covers the complete 6-month program. Due to the hands-on approach with the program director, cancelling this plan before the 6-month term is handled on a case by case basis.
Note that you may pause your accounts for up to 3 months.
The Platinum plan gives you the unique opportunity to work directly with Claudie Pomares, the creator of Sensory Enrichment Therapy.
Working with Claudie leads to a faster recovery rate, a money-back guarantee on the full 6 months, a kit containing over 100 items to do the therapy, and a custom wooden storage box.
You can read more about the Platinum plan here: https://www.mendability.com/platinum
Mendability is not a cure. We don’t aim to change the autistic brain. Our dream is for your child to be able to express their true spontaneous selves, without the burden of feeling overwhelmed.
Sensory Enrichment Therapy is an effective, affordable, clinically-validated program to lift the overload of autism symptoms, to help with a variety of brain functions such as sleep, behavior, motor skills, speech development, etc.
Clinical trials have shown that the majority of parents see improvements in their child’s autism symptoms after 6 months of therapy.
The published clinical data shows that Mendability is effective up to the age of 18.
While we have not conducted an IRB clinical trial on adults, the science of brain plasticity suggests that adults may benefit from the treatment. And indeed we have anecdotal examples of adults and seniors who have improved while using Sensory Enrichment Therapy.
Mendability for Autism is designed as a therapy for autism. However, the principles of Sensory Enrichment Therapy apply to neurological conditions other than autism. Our clinical data shows improvements in children with ADHD and Down syndrome as well.
We have seen anecdotal success in using the therapy to treat other conditions but science has not yet validated these results.
Sensory Enrichment Therapy for autism provides simple, natural sensory experiences. Mendability is completely non-invasive. It does not involve any pharmaceutical products or any other kind of compound. However, the children who participate in Mendability are going through changes in their brains. In particular, during the first few weeks of therapy some children experience what many parents describe as “emotional storms.” This is normal.
Then, a couple of months into the therapy, some parents describe their child as challenging them more. Many children with autism did not go through “terrible twos” in their early life. Now, as they are becoming more aware of their surroundings and of the rules of society, they challenge those rules to understand how boundaries work. This too is a normal and welcome process.
You do the activities with your special person at home.
We will coach you online, or over the phone to make sure you are doing it well.
With our standard coaching plan, you can have as many coaching sessions as you need.
You typically are assigned 4 or 5 activities to do each day. The activities are designed to be done together and in order, as they often build on each other.
In total, enrichment sessions take about 10 minutes each.
We recommend doing two sessions per day, as well as short sensory pairings during the day to support the repair work that was started during the therapy sessions.
The quickest answer is that we complement Occupational Therapy by inducing a state of enhanced plasticity in the brain, which accelerates their work.
There is definitely overlap between Sensory Integration principles and Sensory Enrichment principles. Both acknowledge that there is a wide variety of sensitivities in how signals from the environment are processed.
One important thing that OT’s have that we don’t is a library of exercises that can soothe the sensory system quickly and help fill a need of a person to be stimulated or to have the stimulation lowered.
At Mendability, we focus on helping the brain learn how to process the environment more normally so as not to have these needs, but it is very useful to be able to satisfy these short term needs immediately.
All age groups improve at essentially the same rate.
The only outliers are older teens. Our data shows that teens progress a bit faster than younger children.
We also have adults and seniors doing enrichment to help improve their quality of life and resolve some of their challenges.
The duration of Mendability depends on many factors, chief among them is the severity of symptoms at the beginning of the program.
While most parents are reporting visible changes in their family member 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 therapy should be 3 months.
Parents/caregivers that have administered Mendability beyond the 6-month mark, even with children that were only mildly autistic, continue to report improvements in communication, social and cognitive skills.
No, Autism is not what we are trying to “fix.”
What we are trying to help with are the challenges that are preventing your family member to be comfortable, confident, and happy. We can help them sleep better, feel calmer, be less affected by sensory processing issues, filter background noise, read body language, etc.
We believe very strongly that if it were not for the talents and aspirations of our autistic friends, very little innovation would have happened. So, let’s see if we can make it easier on them, while we also learn to appreciate what they bring and worry less about trying to make them look like “us.”
Collaboration with your child is one of the keys to success with Mendability. If your child loves baseball, use baseball images. If your child does not like the smell of lavender, try a citrus scent. The goal is to work with your child until Mendability is as engaging as it can be.
We know that life happens and we developed the program with real life in mind. This is why it is short, fun and enjoyable to do. It’s OK to miss exercises here and there. During your appointments/calls with your coach/therapist we will make sure to show you which exercises are the most important ones to fit into your day.
If you stop the therapy for a day or two, resume as soon as you can and it won’t have any noticeable effect. However, the best results have been achieved in families that have methodically administered the therapy completely and continuously. The more completely you can follow the program the faster you will travel the road to recovery.
Our advice is to act as you typically would in a situation where your child does not want to cooperate. There is not one solution that works for every child. Patience will be essential, and it will be beneficial for you to read the advice given for each exercise and understand the minimum performance needed to get benefit from each exercise. These exercises are learning exercises and may take time to adjust to.
In all cases, patience, love and understanding are your keys. A useful piece of advice is to discuss the benefits of the therapy with your child even understand what you are saying.
The first few weeks of the therapy are in most cases characterized by what many parents call “emotional storms.” If your child experiences unusual emotional responses, it is because Mendability is working.
You will be able to see your child’s progress on a graph on your home page. This progress chart is intended to help you keep track of your child’s changes and new capabilities.
Sometimes, your child’s improved ability to do an exercise will show you that he/she has improved in one area. Many times, you will find yourself asking, “Did he just do what I think he did?”
For improvements to stick we recommend that you do the program for at least 3 months. For most parents, what tends to happen first is improvement in the areas of awareness, attention, sensory processing, communication and social skills. Parents seem to report that cognitive abilities, motor abilities, etc happen later in the program, after 6 months of therapy.
This is not a quick fix. Nothing really is. Most individuals should expect to be doing this program for at least a year.
Mendability can be administered at home by you, the parent or caregiver, which eliminates the need for therapy clinics. You can access your Mendability program online from the comfort of your own home, or wherever you have access to the internet. All families doing Mendability can call us at any time for a consultation with our specialists.
Mendability is not currently covered by insurance. All clients who wish to participate in the therapy will be responsible for the monthly cost.
Anywhere there is an internet connection.
We offer a 30-day guarantee. If you feel for any reason that Mendability is not for you during your first month, simply let us know and we will cancel your account and refund 100% of your payment.
Still not sure if Mendability is for you?
Take a 2-minute test to see how children with similar conditions to yours have done in the program.
Schedule a free consultation with one of our therapy coaches to discuss the program.