Interactive Metronome (IM) is a cutting-edge neurological assessment and treatment tool, an audiology-based program for motor timing and sequencing that uses hand clapping and maintaining a beat. IM has therapeutic applications for a wide variety of learning and developmental disorders in children and adults.
Patients that have attentional problems typically fall into a category of brain symptoms related to their ability to sequence and bind information.
I.M. helps to train motor sequencing by increasing the ability of the motor system to sequence.
IM is essentially a program that uses visual, auditory and motor cues to get the brain in time and rhythm by having the clap to a specific metronome beat.
Who Interactive Metronome Helps
IM was developed in the early 1990s and first used to help children with learning and developmental disorders, such as:
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Cerebral Palsy
- Sensory Integration Disorder
- Non-verbal Learning Disorder
Through years of clinical research and the efforts of innovative therapists, IM was soon being implemented as part of a therapy program with older patients who also exhibited the same deficits as pediatric patients, such as:
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA)
- Balance Disorders
- Limb Amputation
- Parkinson’s Disease
Interactive Metronome Helps Achieve Measurable Improvement
The Chiropractic Neurology Center has enhanced traditional therapy approaches with IM, and has been achieving measurably improved outcomes.
IM has been shown to improve:
- Attention & Concentration
- Motor Planning & Sequencing
- Language Processing
- Behavior (Aggression & Impulsivity)
- Balance and Gait
- Motor Skills
For more information about Chiropractic Neurology Center and the conditions we treat, or to schedule an appointment for consultation, contact us.