Your Step-by-Step Guide to Using the Mente Device.
As a parent of a child with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), you want to make their lives and daily experiences as comfortable as possible. Often, this is done by learning how your child’s mind interprets their sensory experiences and cultivating an environment that caters to their needs.
Now, the award-winning Mente device is available to families with a loved one living with ASD. To learn more about the Mente device, follow through our step-by-step guide to using the device and how it can positively benefit the daily routine and life of children with ASD.
What Is the Mente Device?
Developed for children with autism spectrum disorder, the Mente device is a clinical-quality EEG device created for at-home use. There are three separate components of the Mente Device: a headband, the Mente application, and a cloud component. Through the use of the headband, the device delivers sonified neurofeedback to the child with autism.
Benefits of the Mente Device
As a parent of an autistic child, your top priority is ensuring that they are comfortable in their surroundings and enjoying their life. The Mente device has been proven to deliver a multitude of benefits to children with autism, including:
Better communication skills: After regular use of the Mente device, children with autism were typically able to improve their engagement in conversations, while initiating an increased amount of them.
Increased ability and engagement in learning: With improved focus, children using the Mente device are able to demonstrate an increased participation in learning and educative activities.
Better behavior: Finding moments of relaxation for your autistic child can be difficult at times. However, the Mente device has been shown to decrease moments of agitation and increase their relaxation.
More creativity: Users of the Mente device have experienced an increase in their ability to be creative as it pertains to role-playing games for an extended period of time.
Your Step-by-Step Guide to Using the Mente Device
1. Discuss with your child’s doctor if the Mente device is right for their needs. The symptoms of children with autism spectrum disorder vary greatly between individuals. Before starting any medical treatment, make sure that you discuss your options with your family doctor to ensure that using the Mente device is right for your child’s unique needs. Ideally, the Mente device should be used by children aged 3 to 12, with positive results being observed after a period of 4–8 weeks.
2. Schedule a morning therapy session. The Mente device is recommended to be used in the morning for a 40-minute session. The headband device is personalised to the user, sending soothing BINAURAL sounds to the wearer of the device.
3. Upload the data. When the 40-minute treatment is over, the session can be uploaded to generate a report that can be tracked over time on the Mente app.
When used correctly, the Mente device can help your child thrive. If you’re interested in learning about how the Mente device can positively impact the life of your child with ASD, visit our How It Works page today.