Interactive Metronome

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Interactive Metronome® (IM) is a brain-based rehabilitation assessment and training program developed to directly improve the processing abilities that affect attention, motor planning, and sequencing. This, in turn, strengthens motor skills, including mobility and gross motor function, and many fundamental cognitive capacities such as planning, organizing, and language. “Attention, learning and problem solving depend in part on the ability to plan and sequence actions and ideas. The Interactive Metronome® helps individuals systematically exercise and often improve basic motor planning and sequencing capacities.”

Stanley L. Greenspan, MD, Chairman, IM Scientific Advisory Board

How Does IM Work?

The IM program provides a structured, goal-oriented training process that challenges the client to precisely match a computer generated beat. Participants are instructed to synchronize various hand and foot exercises to a reference tone heard through headphones. The client attempts to match the rhythmic beat with repetitive motor actions. A patented audio or audio and visual guidance system provides immediate feedback.

Benefits of IM

Motor planning and sequencing problems have been linked to a variety of developmental, behavioral, and learning challenges. More than a decade of clinical research on IM demonstrates gains in motor planning and sequencing lead to improvements in:

• Attention and Concentration

• Language Processing

• Behavior (Aggression and Impulsivity)

• Motor Control and Coordination

• Academic Performance

ADD/ADHD

“The Interactive Metronome is spectacularly helpful. It is one of the most promising developments with non-medication of ADHD that’s come along in a long while… This is really solid, extremely helpful non-medication (intervention) not only for ADHD but for mental functioning in general.”

Edward Hallowell, MD, author of Driven to Distraction, and leading clinician and speaker on ADHD

Academic Performance

“Attention, learning, and problem solving depend in part on the ability to plan and sequence actions and ideas. The Interactive Metronome helps individuals systematically exercise and often improve basic motor planning and sequencing capacities.”

Stanley Greenspan, MD, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Behavioral Sciences, and Pediatrics at George Washington University Medical School, a noted child psychiatrist and former director of the National Institute of Mental Health’s Clinical Infant Development Program and Mental Health Study Center, and is Chairman of IM’s Scientific Advisory Board

Sensory Integration

“As occupational therapists, we have found the Interactive Metronome to be a very valuable tool for improving rhythmicity, timing, and sequencing in children and adults with sensory integration problems. Upon completing the IM program, our clients have noticed significant improvements in their coordination, focus and ability to process information.”

Jane Koomar, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA, Executive Director, Occupational Therapy Associates

Sports Performance

“IM training may unravel the mystery of timing and rhythm and their effects on human performance…The application of IM to the athletic world likely will have a revolutionary impact.”

Sports Medicine Update, June 2002

• Improves coordination and timing

• Trains an athlete’s mind to get into and stay “in the zone”

• Trains an athlete to shut out distractions and stay focused in the game

• Overall better performance and judgment with fewer mistakes and penalties