Who is it for?
Interactive Metronome® is for children and adults with challenges in the areas of attention, learning and motor control/coordination. Examples are ADD/ADHD, learning disabilities, Asperger's syndrome, Parkinson's disease, cerebral palsy, and autism. As with any intervention, varying degrees of severity will affect the duration of treatment.

Soar to the best of your abilities
IM can be adapted for people with a broad spectrum of abilities. The only requirements are for the individual to be able to understand basic directions and tolerate wearing headphones and a simple hand-held device. As long as the trainee is able to make repetitive limb movements, positive results from IM training are virtually assured. In time, trainees are rewarded with enhanced self-confidence and the feeling of success.

What types of improvements are seen with IM training?

A research study on ADHD was printed in the March/April 2001 issue of the "American Journal of Occupational Therapy." The researchers specifically identified five core areas of statistically significant improvements gained through the IM training program:

    1. Attention/Focus
    2. Motor control/Coordination
    3. Language processing
    4. Reading comprehension
    5. Ability to regulate aggression

In addition, other studies have shown significant correlation between IM performance and:

  1. Motor coordination, attention and academic achievement*
  2. Visual motor control and coordination**

* "TIMING IN CHILD DEVELOPMENT" Kristyn Kuhlman and Lawrence J. Schweinhart High/Scope Eductional Research Foundation

** "IMPROVING STUDENT MOTOR INTEGRATION BY USE OF AN INTERACTIVE METRONOME®" Paul M.Stemmer, Jr. Madonna University, Livonia, Michigan, Past President, Michigan Educational Research Asociation

Repeated motion helps improve motor control As ability  to concentrate improves, grades improve