Interactive Metronome

Interactive Metronome® is an assessment and treatment tool used in therapy to improve the neurological processes of motor planning, sequencing and processing. Problems in these areas have been linked to a variety of developmental, behavioral and learning challenges. More than a decade of clinical research on IM shows that it leads to improvements in:

  • attention and concentration
  • language processing
  • behavior (aggression and impulsivity)
  • motor control and concentration
  • academic performance

How Does IM Work?

The IM program provides a structured, goal-oriented training process that challenges the participant 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 participant 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. A patented audio or audio-visual guidance system provides immediate feedback. The difference between the participant's performance and the computer-generated beat is measured in milliseconds. The score provided indicates timing accuracy. Over the course of the treatment, participants learn to:

  • focus and attend for longer periods of time
  • increase physical endurance and stamina
  • filter out internal and external distractions
  • improve ability to monitor mental and physical actions
  • progressively improve coordinated performance

Who Can Benefit?

Individuals with motor planning and sequencing problems, speech and language delays, motor and sensory disorders, learning disabilities, and various cognitive and physical difficulties may benefit from the IM program. Participants who have benefitted from IM include those with:

  • Sensory Integration Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Non-verbal Learning Disorder
  • Balance Disorders

Interactive Metronome Summer Program

Interactive Metronome® is a multisensory program that combines sound therapy, movement and visual stimuli to improve function of a child's nervous system through repetitive practice.  It has been used successfully to improve attention, concentration, motor planning/sequencing and processing speed in children with ADHD, language disorders and many other diagnoses.  Hourly summer sessions are conducted individually, four or five days a week, for five to seven weeks to complete the required number of repetitions to finish the program (20 to 22 hours total).  Please contact our office for further details on how to sign up your child for this program.

Interactive Metronome in the News

Read a success story with Interactive Metronome here at KSFY/ABC's news website. Includes video!

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