The Interactive Metronome is a therapeutic assessment and training program that improves attention, concentration, motor planning and sequencing. By addressing timing in the brain with Interactive Metronome (IM) you are not only addressing areas of ability that impact achievement and independence but also the heart of the problem, that of deficient neural timing within and between regions of the brain that are underlying many of the challenges that your child is facing.
Many research studies show for learning to occur, the student must be able to do 3 things effectively:
1) hold bits of information actively in working memory
2) update the information in working memory as needed
….and perhaps most importantly,
3) self-direct attention ONLY to what is important!
These critical learning skills are all governed by our brain’s “internal clock,” or its ability to perceive time and produce precisely timed actions: ADHD, Autism, Auditory Processing Disorder, Reading Disorders, Non-Verbal LD, and Dyslexia. IM is proven to help is these areas:
- Working memory
- Motor coordination
The IM program provides a structured, goal-oriented training process that challenges the student to synchronize a range of whole body exercises to a precise computer-generated beat. IM’s game-like features engage the patient with auditory and visual guidance and provide real-time feedback while encouraging him/her to improve their scores. IM training is used by professional athletes to improve their performance and skills.
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. The program includes pre-, interim, and post-IM computerized measurements of achievement.
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