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.

     
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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