Interactive Metronome | Brain-based Rehabilitation Speech Language-Treatment Services including Dallas, Plano, Allen, McKinney, Sherman Texas

Interactive Metronome | Brain-based Rehabilitation

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. The individual is challenged to match a computer generated beat and must synchronize various hand and foot exercises to a reference tone heard through headphones. They must attempt to match the rhythmic beat with repetitive motor actions such as tapping the toes on a floor sensor or hand clapping while wearing an IM glove with a palm trigger. A patented audio or audio and visual guidance system provides immediate feedback and the person's performance and the computer generated beat is measured in milliseconds. The score provided indicates timing accuracy.

More than a decade of clinical research on IM demonstrates gains in motor planning and sequencing that leads to improvement in the following: attention and concentration, language processing, behavior (aggression and impulsivity), motor control and coordination and academic performance. IM has a broad application because it measures and improves motor planning and sequencing, which is a critical part of the central nervous system.

Current research with sports related activities have shown improvement in timing, which often is the key to improvement in agility and attention.

You may review the website www.interactivemetronome.com that details the clinical results of various studies.

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