December 26, 2019:
MITA IS THE FIRST AND ONLY LANGUAGE THERAPY APPLICATION SUPPORTED BY CLINICAL DATA:
In a 3-year observational clinical trial of 8,766 children with autism, young children using MITA improved their language score at the end of the trial on average 3-times more than similar children who did not use MITA. See results at ClinicalTrials.gov/ct2/show/results/NCT02708290.
- Development of the Mental Synthesis Evaluation Checklist (MSEC): A parent-report tool for mental synthesis ability assessment in children with language delay
– May 2018
- Autism Treatment Evaluation Checklist (ATEC) Norms: A “Growth Chart” for ATEC Score Changes as a Function of Age
– February 2018
- Comparison of Performance on Verbal and Nonverbal Multiple-Cue Responding Tasks in Children with ASD
– Nov 2017
- Children with Autism Appear to Benefit from Parent-Administered Computerized Cognitive and Language Exercises Independent of the Child’s Age or Autism Severity
– Nov 2017
- Linguistically-deprived children: Meta-analysis of published research underlines the importance of early syntactic language use for normal brain development
– Aug 2017
- Tablet-Based Cognitive Exercises as an Early Parent-Administered Intervention Tool for Toddlers with Autism – Evidence from a Field Study
– Apr 2017
- Neurobiological mechanisms for nonverbal IQ tests: implications for instruction of nonverbal children with autism
– Apr 2017
- Mental Imagery Therapy for Autism (MITA) – An Early Intervention Computerized Brain Training Program for Children with ASD
– Oct 2015
- Linguistically deprived children: meta-analysis of published research indicates mental synthesis disability – implications for novel intervention strategies for children with language delay, Society for Neuroscience
The driving force behind ImagiRation puzzles is the Mental Synthesis theory, developed by the company’s co-founder Dr. Vyshedskiy. If you’re interested in reading more about this theory and Dr. Vyshedskiy’s research, please download a free electronic version of “On The Origin Of The Human Mind” (2nd edition).
INDEPENDENT SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
- In 4-year-old children computerized training with puzzles that gradually increased in difficulty significantly improved their fluid intelligence compared to a control group trained on puzzles that did not increase in difficulty over time. Reference: Bergman Nutley, Sissela, et al. “Gains in fluid intelligence after training non‐verbal reasoning in 4‐year‐old children: a controlled, randomized study.”– Developmental science 14.3 (2011): 591-601.
- In children aged 7 to 9, reasoning training with puzzles similar to ImagiRation puzzles increased “performance IQ by an average of 10 points, with four of the 17 children showing gains of over 20 points.” Reference: Mackey, Allyson P., et al. “Differential effects of reasoning and speed training in children.”– Developmental Science 14.3 (2011): 582-590.
- There is also significant evidence of long-term benefits of cognitive training. Reference: Jaeggi, Susanne M., et al. “Short-and long-term benefits of cognitive training.”– Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 108.25 (2011): 10081-10086.