Interactive Metronome | Attention Deficit Specialists

IM program provides a structured, goal-oriented training process.

Interactive Metronome(also known as “IM”) is an assessment and treatment tool used by therapists and other professionals who work with pediatric and adult patients with neurological conditions that affect cognitive and motor functioning. IM provides an objective method for measuring deficits and for tracking improvement. IM is an evidence-based, engaging therapeutic modality that improves cognitive and motor skills. The design of the program ensures that patients recognize progress as it is occurring, increasing their motivation toward therapy. IM is used to improve:

  • Attention
  • Coordination
  • Language processing
  • Reading and math fluency
  • Control of impulsivity/aggression

 

The IM program provides a structured, goal-oriented training process that challenges the patient 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 patient attempts to match the rhythmic beat with repetitive motor actions such as tapping his/her toes on a floor sensor mat or hand clapping while wearing an IM glove with palm trigger.

 

Interactive Metronome- The Interactive Metronome 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. Interactive Metronome was developed in the early 1990s and immediately proved of great benefit to children diagnosed with learning and developmental disorders.  Backed by years of clinical research and supported by prominent medical leaders in the industry, IM soon gained national attention as a breakthrough intervention to help patients increase attention and concentration,  improve motor control and coordination, language processing and control of impulsivity. In recent years, innovative therapists have discovered the positive effects that IM can have on patients with acquired neurological and motor deficits.

 

Rehabilitation hospitals and clinics now use IM in much the same wy as their learning and developmental colleagues, to care for patients diagnosed with Stroke, Brain Injury, Balance Disorders and Parkinson’s. Interactive Metronome’s application is so broad because it measures and improves motor planning and sequencing, a critical part of the central nervous system.   Today, there are more than 2,500 certified IM providers in over 1,700 clinics, hospitals and universities throughout the United States and Canada.  Each day our community of providers continue to grow.  IM has received an abundance of media recognition including CBS News, CNN News, U.S. News and World Report.  Various segments have aired on hundreds of TV affiliates, radio stations and national publications.