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Description

HIGHLIGHTS
• Best Autism App of 2017 on the Healthline’s list
• Used by over 120,000 children with ASD as a supplement to their regular therapy
• Over 60,000 two-and three-year-old children are progressing through MITA on a daily basis
• Includes unlimited language and cognitive exercises good for years of therapy
• Recommended by hundreds of physicians for children with ASD starting from two years of age

Mental Imagery Therapy for Autism (MITA) is a unique, early-intervention application for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). MITA includes bright, interactive puzzles designed to help children learn how to mentally integrate multiple features of an object, an ability proven to lead to vast improvements in general learning. Success with MITA could overtime result in significant improvements in a child’s overall development, specifically in the realms of language, attention and visual skills.

SCIENCE BEHIND THE PROJECT

• Based on ABA technique of visual-visual and auditory-visual conditional discrimination.
• Based on language therapy technique of following directions with increasing complexity.
• Based on Pivotal Response Treatment that targets development of response to multiple cues.

A child's ability to notice and to respond to multiple visual cues presented simultaneously is the most critical. This ability is typically impaired in individuals with autism, leading to what is commonly described as "stimulus overselectivity", or "tunnel vision." Improving the capacity to respond to multiple cues has been shown to reduce stimulus overselectivity, which in turn leads to vast improvements in general learning. MITA aims to train mental integration and receptive language, starting with simple vocabulary, and progressing towards higher forms of language, such as adjectives, verbs, pronouns, and syntax.

MITA in the news: https://youtu.be/giZymh3rMHc
MITA research articles: https://goo.gl/28VCGg; http://goo.gl/lyHw95; https://goo.gl/nUpfNU; https://osf.io/preprints/psyarxiv/xtj2z/

MITA GAMES

• Each game is adaptive and delivers exercises that are at the exact level of difficulty appropriate for your child at any given point in time
• Animated characters and Playtime rewards will keep your child engaged while learning and having fun
• Clean and intuitive interface with beautiful graphics that every child will love
• No ads, no in-app-purchases

MITA includes nine adaptive games that develop a child’s mental-integration ability as well as train their language functions. The visual exercises follow a systematic approach for developing a child's ability to notice multiple features of an object. MITA starts with simple exercises that teach a child to attend to only one feature, such as size (screenshot #1) or color (#2). Over time, the exercises get more difficult and require the child to attend to two features simultaneously, such as both color and size (#3). Once a child has practiced attending to two features, the program moves on to puzzles that require attending to three features, such as color, size and shape (#4), and then eventually to puzzles that involve attending to an ever-increasing number of characteristics.

The verbal exercises in MITA also train your child’s mental integration ability. However these puzzles offer a more conventional, verbal approach to facilitating language acquisition, starting with simple vocabulary, and progressing towards higher forms of language (such as adjectives, prepositions, and syntax).

MITA is designed for early childhood and intended for long-term, daily use. It is designed to be engaging and educational, as well as adaptive and responsive to the individual abilities of each child.

MITA is developed by Dr. A. Vyshedskiy, a neuroscientist from Boston University; R. Dunn, a Harvard-educated early-child-development specialist; MIT-educated, J. Elgart and a group of award-winning artists and developers working alongside experienced therapists.

What's New

Version 3.4.0

Our new PlayTime rewards make it much easier to motivate your child to continue working with MITA therapy!

1. We have added Drawing PlayTime for developing self-expression, motor skills & concentration.

2. We’ve also added PBS Kids educational videos as a reward. Note: We only recommend the Video PlayTime reward if your child is not motivated otherwise. If you find that your child is satisfied with the other PlayTimes, please disable the Video PlayTime: Parent's Corner > Settings > PlayTime Settings.

3. You are in full control of the number of PlayTimes your child receives as a reward. Simply open Parent’s Corner > Settings > PlayTime to change the number of rewards.

4. We have added many more encouraging words and phrases spoken after each successful solution.

5. New background melodies help the therapy feel more fun and playful.

6. We have added some general improvements to the most difficult levels of the Language Game.

HOW YOU CAN HELP:

MITA is your chance to continue at-home therapy that is usually conducted by speech-language pathologists and ABA specialists. We truly believe that MITA can be a life changer for kids with autism as long as the therapy is started early and administered on a regular basis. We encourage you to spread the word! Please write a review in the app store, tell a friend, blog about it, tweet about it, and share your experience with your doctor. The earlier kids start working with MITA, the greater the chances are for vast improvements in the realms of language, attention, fine motor control, and visuo-spatial skills.

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5

30 Ratings

30 Ratings

Awesome but needs an update for sure

AfroSensual

This app has helped me significantly as a PCA to my nephew. He has definitely adapted well to this and I can see progress in his attention to detail. HOWEVER, without fail. This app crashes every time I use it. Multiple times!!! It's very frustrating because I have to stay nearby to reboot it when it freezes or else my nephew gets so upset! This happens especially when he has play time and colors. This is very frustrating because that's his favorite part yet it ALWAYS freezes on him. The content is great but the crashing is too much. I'm waiting for an update on this because I do really enjoy it.

Developer Response

Please upgrade to 3.4
The new version solves the problem in coloring PlayTime.

Please fix the coloring pages

Supernanny101

My son loves this app but when he finishes a level and gets to play a "game," he enjoys coloring. The coloring pages are not user friendly for small children. Also no matter what there are always spots that he cannot color. I have tried to help him and I cannot get those spots colored either. To an autistic child this is more than frustrating. It upsets him so much that unfortunately I need to delete this app. I hope with future updates I will be able to re-download after this bug is fixed with the coloring pages. Thank you for your consideration.

Developer Response

Please upgrade to 3.4
We have increased drawing size and made it easier to color.
If your son has problems with any particular drawing, please let us know via email (imagiration@gmail.com) and we will try to change it. Thank you!

wonderful!

ElennaLQ

My son loves this app, and so do I! We work together on lessons daily, and in a pinch if I need him distracted and quiet for a few minutes he's thrilled to work independently for a while. He loves it so much he'd play all day if I let him! I've seen him make large gains in multiple skills since we started. He thrives with the positive, encouraging feedback, I enjoy the adorable drawings. Highly, highly recommended!

Information

Seller
ImagiRation LLC
Size
593.6 MB
Category
Games
Compatibility
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Languages
English
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Copyright
© 2017 ImagiRation LLC
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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