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Customer Testimonials

What course attendees are saying about our MBCT Training Course

I attended your seminar in Long Beach last fall and just wanted to thank you for your research! Two of our pediatric patients who previously fell under the umbrella term of 'non-verbal' no longer fit that description. It's been an exciting journey for us all. Thank you again! 

Andrea Daniels, Speech Pathologist Assistant, CA

Your course has me excited to go to work on Monday! Thank you so much!

Shaana Chaisson, M.S., CCC-SLP

I appreciate learning practical ways to implement a new and evidence-based therapy especially in a way that can be combined with other techniques.

Carrie K., M.S.,CCC-SLP, Washington, IL

I was very fortunate to be able to attend one of your recent seminars in Illinois. It was the BEST seminar that I have ever attended! Thanks so very much! I am excited to implement this therapy method!

Julie Robbins, Morton, IL

Hi Dr. Sandiford,

I attended your melodic based communication seminar in San Diego two weeks ago. I have tried the technique with our most severe girl and it is amazing! She is already clapping along to walk on. The first day she was fighting before getting on the horse and once I started to sing she started smiling. Today I decided to try singing about getting on the horse and she immediately jumped on without any issue. I cannot wait to continue to see her progression and I wanted to let you know. Thank you so much! I really learned a lot from the seminar!

Have a great night,

Samantha Hoffman

 I feel like I can begin implementing in my therapy sessions tomorrow! Excellent presentation! I now understand the importance of musicality in speech and language therapeutic intervention!

Debra Hassmann

A great presenter on a great topic! Highly recommended!

Rebecca Richards

Remember the non-verbal autistic preschooler I mentioned [in the full-day course]? [I] briefly saw him in his classroom today and he's still non-verbal. [I] did "apple" with MBCT and he approximated! i heard two vowels with intonation!

Ivan Campos, M.S., CCC-SLP

What customers are saying about the MBCT: LEVEL 1 IOS application

I am so excited to be using this app with my students. The students are drawn to the singing and are immediately engaged and attempting to sing along. It is an awesome feeling to be a part of a child's first word!

What customers are saying about the MBCT - First Phrases IOS application

I have your app. . . and thought I'd let you know my experience so far! A non verbal kiddo (who babbles) absolutely loves it! Within a couple of weeks she start[ed] to say "done" and used "bye" appropriately! She's so encouraged by music and is starting to repeat words intentionally! It gets her attention right away and she wants to keep playing the animations! Thank you for creating Melodic Based Communication Therapy!

I serve a child with a rare genetic syndrome that looks like Autism. She is mostly nonverbal but has moments of sporadic and echolalic speech. So I played the "bye-bye" phrase and on cue she said /buhbi/ 3 out of the 5 times. . .. Two of my children on my caseload have responded positively to the app. Thanks a lot!

S. Farmer, M.A., CCC-SLP

What customers are saying about the ITSELF:P IOS application

I am an SLP working for the school system so I come across parents of preschoolers who often question how their child's speech-language skills compare to typical children. This app can help parents see just that. It's easy to use and parents can get results fast. This would be great for pediatricians to use also! This will help one decide whether or not their child should be further tested by an SLP.

What customers are saying about the SAS:EA IOS application

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Coming Soon

M.B.C.T. Conversation Connections - many children with autism struggle with basic conversation skills. This app may be used to help your child learn how to initiate and respond to comments of increasing difficulty. Currently being beta tested.    

We're the Creators of Melodic Based Communication Therapy (M.B.C.T.). See How M.B.C.T. Works!

Adrian was age 7 and nonverbal with autism at the time of initiating Melodic Based Communication Therapy (4x/week for 5 weeks). Family members credit M.B.C.T. for helping him become verbal after having tried many other methods of intervention. You will want to make sure you see updated videos of him 3 years later at age 10 as he now speaks two languages.