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Thursday, November 17, 2011

MnemeTherapy for Autism

Local artist uses whole brain therapy to help people | ABC Newspapers

MnemeTherapy™ is a whole-brain therapy helping people with such disorders as autism, dementia, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s diseases and other brain disorders. The therapy has been shown to improve recovery in stroke patients. And it has been used successfully on individuals with attention deficit disorder and Down syndrome, according to Homan.

Named after the Greek goddess of memory and mother of the nine sister Muses, MnemeTherapy™ stimulates changes in the brain and can help to reconnect brain pathways.

The therapy, which has been successfully used since the year 2000, is not a cure. The idea is to improve the quality of a client’s life, to provide a rewarding experience.

“The willingness to try is the only criteria,” Homan says.

A session involves singing with the client, playing cognitive memory games using movement, engaging in casual conversation and painting – together. It is heaped with loads of encouragement and praise, and a bit of human touch.

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