Children with ASD often focus on a single cue at a time, ignoring all other important features of an object. For example, a child who is asked to pick up a red crayon may over-attend to the cue “red” and pick up any available red object. This limitation is known as stimulus over-selectivity or “tunnel vision” and it can affect virtually every area of the child’s functioning. Studies have shown that improving multiple cue responding and mental integration leads to a reduction in stimulus overselectivity, which in turn leads to vast improvements in general learning and language acquisition. MITA games have been meticulously designed to incrementally train a child’s ability to notice multiple features of objects and to mentally integrate those objects into a single gestalt.
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.
In addition, we have created an extensive Parent’s Corner that allows you to monitor your child’s progress as well as further customize your child’s MITA experience.
Let’s take a closer look at each of the MITA games: