The Interactive Metronome® (IM) Program is an innovative computer-based technology designed to improve timing, rhythm, motor planning, sequencing, concentrating, thinking and interacting with others.
When doing Interactive Metronome (IM), a client is asked to repetitively match a rhythmic beat using motor movements. Because it feels like a game, clients of all ages like it and easily engage with it. The more engaged the students are, the more fun they are having, the more time they will spend using their motor movements and the more progress they will make.
Interactive Metronome therapy makes a proven difference.
Research, published literature, and our own experience shows that this type of therapy can make a meaningful difference in:
- Working Memory – The ability to store information and ideas. Memory is critical for recognizing words, understanding complex sentences and remembering instructions.
- Attention – The ability to focus on a specific task, ignoring distractions.
- Processing – The rate at which the child is able to accurately understand and use information.
- Sequencing – The ability to place information in a needed order, such as the days of the week, or completing a task like long division.
- Motor Coordination – Combining motor movements so that they work together to accomplish a task, like riding a bike or tying a shoe.
IM’s adaptive design can be used with a broad spectrum population which may include but not limited to:
- Learning Disabilities
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Aspergers Syndrome
- Language Deficits (poor listening comprehension, poor verbal expression, poor reading comprehension, motor and sequencing aspects of language, etc.)
- Attention and Motor Coordination Difficulties
- Poor organizational skills, poor memory, poor fine motor skills, etc.
- Motor Planning and Sequencing Difficulties
- Parkinson’s Disease
The program includes pre-, interim, and post-IM computerized measurements of achievement.
IM clinic and home programs vary from 20-30 sessions in length. Sessions are typically 30-45 minutes each with a frequency schedule of 2-3 times a week.
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