Interactive Metronome

By Debra Hartley on August 14, 2013 in with No Comments

Interactive Metronome

The Interactive Metronome® (IM) combines the concept of a musical metronome with a patented technology program that accurately measures, assesses and improves a person’s rhythm and timing. It is the only program that uses a patented auditory guidance system plus interactive exercises to improve the foundational skills essential for learning and development..

IM may be used with to compliment therapy, or may be used as an intensive remediation program all by itself.

The IM program ‘trains the brain’ to plan, sequence and process information more effectively through repetition of interactive hand and foot exercises while auditory guide tones direct the individual to match a beat within milliseconds of hearing a sound.

The March/April 2001 issue of the American Journal of Occupational Therapy identified five core areas of statistically significant improvements gained through the IM training program:

  • Attention and Focus
  • Motor Control and Coordination
  • Language Processing
  • Reading and Math Fluency
  • Ability to Regulate Aggression / Impulsivity

Interactive metronome therapy is beneficial for those challenged by:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Sensory Integration Disorder
  • ADHD
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Speech & Language Delays
  • Motor & Sensory Disorders
  • Learning Deficits
  • Motor Planning Difficulties (such as apraxia)
  • Sequencing Problems

Ongoing studies continue to validate correlations between Interactive Metronome® and academic achievement in mathematics, language, reading and attention to task. The IM program has also proven to be a powerful tool for improving both the physical and mental aspects of athletic performance.

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