Greenwich, CT – Ruth Sutcliffeof The Scent Guru Group, the creator of the original Essential Awakenings® Smell and Memory Activity Tool Kits, announces the launch of her new creation, Mindscent®. Ruth’s desire to combine her extensive training in fragrance development and her wish to contribute her knowledge to those suffering from neurobiological disorders, has developed a multi-sensory, educational product that includes a collection of distinguishable smell prompts, visual clue and fact cards to encourage engagement for people who face hurdles communicating. Mindscent® has also been designed to be an educational tool for children with autism helping them communicate better while using their sense of smell.
After losing her mother to dementia-related causes in 2016, Ruth decided to merge her profession with her desire to support those who were suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s by creating Essential Awakenings® Smell and Memory Activity Tool Kits. While giving smelling sessions to seniors in Memory Care communities, Ruth realized that what she had also created was an innovative communication tool that enabled seniors to engage in communication and storytelling through her smell prompts, and encouraged her to extend her product to create Mindscent®. In her words: “Mindscent® is designed to be a communication tool that includes 20 distinguishable smell prompts, visual clue cards and facts! Mindscent® has been a labour of love, intended to help children with Autism and other speech impairments communicate easier through the smell prompts.”
Special thanks go Speech Pathologist and retired Speech Pathologist and friend, Susan Laraja-Lemonier, and others who used the prototypes in their practice and gave feedback, allowing Ruth to develop a breakthrough tool for professionals (Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Educators) in their work. When we think about exploring our world, we think about doing it with our senses: sight, touch, hearing, smelling and tasting. There is a renaissance of research indicating a very strong connection between the sense of smell and memory. The Essential Smells© included in the Mindset® kit are stimuli, that, when added to toolkits for learning, help children discover the world around them. Smells create memories. Memories foster conversations. Conversations develop connections and connections create fun!
Mindscent® toolkit’s usage is not only limited to those who face difficulty in communication, but also can be used by therapists, teachers, families and the public in general, to explore the sense of smell:
– Making connections with loved ones through conversation and engagement
– Establishing rapport
– Stimulating appetite
– Teaching vocabulary
– Strengthening memory
– Reteaching the sense of smell to the neurologically disordered
– Presenting smells during coma therapy to induce arousal
– Learning for the homebound who have limited experiences
Included within each Mindscent® Kit are 20 Essential Smells©, Visual Clue and Fact Cards (For example: Apples contain high levels of boron which increases mental awareness) and 2 packets of 100 paper smelling strips each for application.
As a True Blue Champion of Autism Speaks, Ruth has pledged to direct 10% of all her 2019 On-line sales to the non-profit for their work in increasing global understanding and acceptance of the disorder.
About The Company:
The Scent Guru Group is an organization that focuses on products pertaining to the importance the sense of smell has as a valuable tool in our lives. Mindscent® is a new multi-sensory toolkit offered by The Scent Guru Group primarily to support people with autism communicate better.
Company Name: The Scent Guru Group
Contact Person: Ruth Sutcliffe
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Address:69 BYRAM SHORE RD
State: CT 06830
Country: United States