INTERACTIVE METRONOME

The Interactive Metronome (IM) is a research-based training program that helps children and adults overcome attention, memory, and coordination limitations.  IM works for people of all ages who have a variety of conditions affecting their cognitive and physical abilities.  Your brain has an “internal clock” that keeps time.  Timing in the brain, or what the scientists call “temporal processing,” is responsible for detecting from where a sound is coming as it hits one ear microseconds before the other, waking up and putting to sleep our brain every 12 hours or so, and for focusing attention, reading comprehension, remembering information, processing speech, motor coordination, and several other human capabilities.

There exists a growing body of literature describing the neural timing in ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Reading Disorders, Auditory Processing Disorder, Parkinson's and other conditions.  Traumatic Brain Injury or Stroke may also disrupt timing in the brain.  By addressing timing in the brain with IM alongside functional therapy interventions you are not only addressing areas of ability that impact achievement and independence but also the heart of the problem, that of deficient neural timing within and between the regions of the brain that are underlying many of the problems you are working on in therapy.  This leads to more efficient treatment and better overall treatment outcomes.

Interactive Metronome uses a game-like auditory-visual platform that engages the patient and provides constant feedback at the millisecond level to promote synchronized timing in the brain.


(This information is taken from the Interactive Metronome website.  See interactivemetronome.com)