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Interactive Metronome

What is IM?

Interactive Metronome (IM) is a brain-based rehabilitation assessment and training program developed to directly improve the processing abilities that affect attention, motor planning, and sequencing. This helps to strengthen motor skills which include mobility and gross motor function and many fundamental cognitive capacities such as planning, organizing, and language.

Why IM?

The IM program provides a structured, goal-oriented process that challenges the patient to synchronize a range of hand and foot exercises to a precise computer-generated reference tone heard through headphones. The patient attempts to match the rhythmic beat with repetitive motor actions. A patented auditory-visual guidance system provides immediate feedback measured in milliseconds, and a score is recorded. Over the course of treatment, patients learn to:

  • Focus and attend for longer periods of time
  • Increase physical endurance and stamina
  • Filter out internal and external distractions
  • Improve ability to monitor mental and physical actions as they are occurring
  • Progressively improve coordinated performance.

Benefits of IM

Motor planning and sequencing problems have been linked to a variety of developmental, behavioral, and learning challenges. More than a decade of clinical research on IM demonstrates gains in motor planning and sequencing lead to improvements in:

  • Attention and Concentration
  • Language Processing
  • Behavior (Aggressiveness & Impulsivity)
  • Motor Control & Coordination
  • Academic Performance
  • Fine & Gross Motor Skills

Who can Benefit?

Patients that have been diagnosed with the following disorders/disabilities have been known to benefit from Interactive Metronome therapy:

  • Sensory Integration Disorder
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Non-verbal Learning Disorder
  • Balance Disorders
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)


IM Results

During training, the IM progressively challenges the participant to improve their motor planning, timing and sequencing. The guide sounds provide instantaneous feedback on the accuracy of each movement and encourage improvement.

In scientific studies, Interactive Metronome training has been found to improve brain functioning in children and adults in both academic and sports activities. In addition, IM performance correlates with academic achievement in areas such as mathematics, language, reading, and attention to task. IM is helping many children end homework hassles, improve grades and test scores, interact better at home and with peers, increase self esteem, and enhance academic and athletic performance.

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