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Customer Reviews

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  1. I don’t have words to say.My cute little princess who is going to turn 2 next month was suspected with autism a week before .We were suppose to do the diagnosis in a day or two.I lost my sleep for a week feeling how I’m going to manage.She had the following symptoms
    1.Her eyes are blank(she simply views at things).
    2.She is almost in her own world.
    3.When we call her she rarely turns back(I needto yell for more than 10 times where she sits alone)
    4.lack of more eyecontact.
    5.If she involves in something say watching TV distracting her from that is a great job.
    6.she cant understand I’m saying bye a,I usually need to make her hands to say bye,then she will wave bye.
    7.she was making reactions playing with her tongue,toe walking,whirling around
    8.She was drooling too much
    9.Not able to say word.blaberring a,b ,c,d or one,two,three

    So I even thought of getting her stemcell therapy,later learnt it fits some and not others,then I came across your site and was looking at the videos to use smell and touchtherapy.yesterday I had the drop of scent in a towel and and made her to smell and also was massaging her hands.After sometime she left outside to play,I was just went behind to see what she was doing,believe me for the first time my princess is seeing a squirrel sitting on the wall and was looking at it.I haven’t noticed such a thing in these days,I used to plead her to look at the wall,turn her face to look at that so won’t.Thats the happiest moment in my life,then I told her to call it .After sometime,I called her to come inside and she readily came,she used to play tantrums usually.Then again she went out to play outside,and was sitting in the same place she used to,I called her onetime,as I was abt to call the next time she came running to me and hugged me.Wow………….literally I’m moving into tears guys while typing this.Then I also found the below changes

    1.She never took her tongue out and played with it.
    2.Everytime she smelled and touched ,she increased eyecontact and enjoyed playing with my son.
    3.For the first time when my son beat her,she beat him reverse.
    4.she was biting her chain ,everytime I nede to remove it from her mouth,but yesterday when I shouted to remove from her mouth,she…..
    5.While watching Tv,it very very hard to get her attention ,but when I called she turned and came to me.Playing with me.
    6.For the first time,she got scared of something and showed in her face,and came running and hiding on my back,and holding my back,seeing the TV from there.
    7.when I throwed the ball to her she caught and throwed somewhere.
    8.She was having a awesome sleep,even her nap was long yesterday.
    9.She never let me massage her face.But yesterday she did.
    10.she used make some “oooo” sound,I rarely heard that yesterday.
    11.Last but not least when we told to wave bye,she waved saying something like”boyo” ,but she said.
    As a mother I felt gr8888888………………when doctor said my daughter has some problem,I was out of my mind for a week.Yesterday for the first time I slept well.I got enough confidence that I could face autism.I woud like to subscribe and get more benefits.Guys you rock…………………….

  2. My 2 year old has never had any finger foods and still eats smooth pureed food. She resista opening her mouth to accept any solid food .im very worried. She chews on her pacifier so i know that she can chew but she just doesnt accept any solid food like biscuits etc.she doesnt let me open her mouth to brush her teeth..i need help.can you please tell me what is going on and what should i do. Thanks and regards .

  3. Hi,

    I am father of a 5+ years child with ADHD and other DD problems. I suggest you people to open your branches in Delhi/NCR, India. There is a need for this therapy in India and people are not aware of this. Please do this ASAP.


    • Hello Jiten,

      The program is already available in India. We have a thriving group of parents around the country. The program is administered online and you access your therapist over Skype, phone and email. Through the online portal you report changes, complete questionnaires, log in the times you did the therapy and how your kid responded. You can also submit videos of your child for your therapist to evaluate. It’s also on the portal that you view your exercises and watch the video instructions.

      We developed a complete online delivery mechanism that enables you to do Sensory Enrichment Therapy effectively at home.

      Your assigned Mendability therapist will also coach you through the program. There is no limit to how many appointments you can set with them. If you need to speak again the next day, simply book another appointment time for the next day. The more you engage with your therapist, the higher your chances of success. We enjoy working with engaged parents. We especially appreciate getting videos of the kids, as they help us know better how to adapt the therapy for them.

  4. I have a 2 year 9 month old daughter recently diagnosed with autism. She also has sensory processing disorder and dysphagia (100% g-tube fed). She was reading as an infant and has perfect pitch. She knew her colors, the alphabet, and numbers as an infant, as well. Her receptive language skills seem pretty good. She speaks using echolalia and some self generated language. She makes great eye contact, responds to her name, and brings “treasures” to show us. I’m nervous about Mendability working for us because she does not do anything anyone requests. Hand over hand is filled with screams and shouts of “no!”. We don’t know if she can’t put a square block in a square hole or if she simply doesn’t want to do it. She has strong oppositional defiance. Even if it is something she wants to do she won’t do it, if you ask her to. She recently started ABA and they said the have never seen a child stand for 4 hours rather than sitting in the chair. They’ve been trying to get her to sit in the chair for two months! Are there exercises (or variations) that would work for her? We honestly don’t know what she knows or not!

    • Hi RL, (or should i call you Corrine’s Mommy?)

      I would recommend you call in and ask to speak to one of our expert therapists about the oppositional defiant behaviors and the feeding. The therapy is likely to help her become interested and able to feed herself solids and the transition period will have to be managed very carefully.

      Regarding the defiance, I can say that there is a good chance it won’t be a problem for very long with Sensory Enrichment Therapy. You see, many of the exercises, and I am confident at least one exercise in each one of the worksheets you will get for your daughter, trigger activity and growth near or in the reward centers in the brain. It’s common for the kids on the program to start asking for their therapy session after a few weeks. It’s important for the purposes of our therapy to trigger activity in that area to “motivate” the brain to do the hard work that it is to start “growing and repairing.”

      So, hopefully, the defiance will not affect the therapy in the short term. In the long term, defiance is one symptoms that should start to disappear after a few months. Everyone is different, of course, and we will not know for sure until we have done the therapy with her, but parents report major improvements in their child’s behavior, social skills, communication and motivation levels, which all have an impact on oppositional defiant behaviors.

      As for her G-Tube, we have not had too many of those do the program so the stats are not significant, but a good portion of them so far were able to feed themselves solid foods. Again, transitioning is a delicate matter and has to be supervised by a local professional. When/If you sign up for this program, make sure the doctor who monitors her feeding is made aware that she is likely to start to show signs that she is interested in eating, chewing, swallowing, etc. in the near future as her brain develops more with this new therapy program.

      Since there is a small chance that the whole thing could flop because she will give you a hard time, let’s start with the month-to-month subscription and then if she latches onto the program, then we can see about the more cost-effective, long term commitment options.

      What do you say?

      On the program you will have access to your therapist any time to discuss strategies.

    • Yes, Fahad. You can access Mendability wherever you have a connection to the Internet and a phone. Even the phone is not absolutely necessary with programs like Skype. Skype and other video conferencing programs are really good when we want to see your child or when you want to make sure you are doing an exercise right.

  5. My son struggles with conversation. You can see it in his eyes the thought process to answer question the, but his answers seem to get stuck and garbled. He eventually gets his point across but his peers usually have given up and just kinda push him along and not really understanding him. My question is, can this program help his receptive and expressive language? Does it help with math concepts and reading comprehension, vocabulary, spelling? These areas where he is a year behind his peers.

    • Yes, you can see it in the Video testimonial: TEDx: Autism, Journey of Hope. Leya was very close to where your son is today. Sensory Enrichment gives the brain the capacity to compensate for a wide range of challenges, including speech processing delays. It also helps abstract concepts like Math by helping the brain build up the part that handles abstract concepts like “future, value of money, meaning of symbols, etc” This is an area where Sensory Enrichment therapy does well.

    • Yes, helping a child to regulate his own emotions is one of the ways that Sensory Enrichment therapy helps. In fact we are broadcasting a webinar at the moment on the subject. You should have a look:

      Of course, aggression means he will be less able to cooperate and do the exercises. When you sign up you will be assigned to a coach/therapist that will work with you to figure out a schedule of exercises that will help him feel more relaxed but not require him to do “therapy” sessions and avoid the frustration of not being able to do therapy properly. We can work with you to blend Sensory Enrichment protocols into his day-to-day activities. When his aggression has decreased, then we will start introducing brain building sessions.

  6. am very impressed and inspired by the testimonials. Am very keen on starting the same therapy for my daughter too.

    • Thanks Preeti. Let’s see if we can help your daughter. What would you say is her biggest challenge?

    • The clinical studies of the effectiveness of Mendability were done on children with autism aged 3 to 12 years old. So we need more hard data to confirm its effectiveness on older children. I know they are raising funds for a large scale study that would include over 1,000 cases aged 3 to 18. That will be great but it will take a few years for the results to be published. In the meantime, the theory suggests that it should work just as well. In fact, we have observed that older children with autism “get it” more easily and they get more motivated to keep up with the therapy when they understand and feel the benefits of this treatment.

      • Do you think this therapy would help a 20 yr. old with autism? He didn’t do well academically, but can read at a grade 3 level and do simple math. He also has his driver’s license. He is social, but doesn’t get the subtleties of social interaction.

        • Yes, Sensory Enrichment therapy is about building up the brain’s abilities.

          When you fill out a questionnaire, we can detect where his brain is ready for improvement. We then give you the best exercises we have to increase plasticity and support healthy development there.

          After you have done these exercises for a couple of weeks, you fill out a new progress questionnaire, we find where he is ready to go next and give you a new set of exercises… And so on, until you want to stop doing therapy with your son. :-)

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