Addressing Hemispheric Imbalances with Interactive Metronome Self-Study    

APPROPRIATE DISCIPLINES:

  • Audiologist
  • Speech and Language Pathologist
  • Speech and Language Pathology Asst
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapy Asst
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Educator
  • Licensed Medical, Rehabilitation or Mental Health Professional
  • Music Therapist
   

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Course Description
In order for the human brain to function as a whole, both left and right cerebral hemispheres continuously communicate via electrical impulses. Recent research shows that when the two sides of the brain do not mature at the same rate, imbalance and impaired communication between the hemispheres occurs. Hemispheric imbalance contributes to a myriad of behavioral, social, and learning disorders. Advanced diagnostic images show a pattern of hemispheric imbalance among the brains of children and adults with diagnoses of ADHD, Dyslexia, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. This course introduces the certified IM provider to the concept of hemispheric imbalances in children and adults and how to address these imbalances using the Interactive Metronome.
 
Instructor(s) - One of the following:
 

Heather Cross, OTR/L has been an Occupational Therapist for 17 years. Her scope of practice has included hand therapy, orthopedic rehab, home health, school based therapy, acute care, and pediatrics. She is the co-owner of Performance Advantage, LLC in Colorado Springs, CO. Her current clientele includes a population that ranges from pediatrics to adult. She also works with high performance and pro athletes. She uses a holistic approach with all of her clients; utilizing various medical professions, treatment techniques, functional neurology, and metabolic/nutritional counseling.

Heather received her BS in Occupational Therapy from Colorado State University in 1993. Since that time she has been an advocate of continuing education and sponsoring students in their fieldwork assignments at all levels. She has furthered her education through various courses and self study over the last 17 years. Recent courses taken have been chosen to help with her belief that clients can recover neurological functioning at all ages. Some of these programs include: the Listening program, the Alert Program, Sensory integration techniques, and studies in neurology. Heather uses Interactive Metronome as part of an intensive neurological treatment option for qualified clients and as an introductory functional treatment option for pediatrics. She is a huge proponent of the Interactive Metronome following several years of great success using IM with her clientele.

 
Course Objectives:

Target Audience:
This webinar welcomes the following professionals who have completed the Interactive Metronome Certification Course.

  1. Speech and Language Pathologist
  2. Speech and Language Pathology Asst
  3. Audiologist
  4. Occupational Therapist
  5. Certified Occupational Therapy Asst
  6. Physical Therapist
  7. Physical Therapy Asst
  8. Athletic Trainer
  9. Licensed Medical, Rehabilitation or Mental Health Professional
  10. Music Therapist
*You must have completed the Interactive Metronome Certification course prior to attending this course.

Instructional Level:
Advanced

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Use and interpret a check list developed by Dr. Robert Melillo to identify hemispheric imbalances
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the underlying principles of hemispheric imbalances
  3. Develop individualized treatment plans to stimulate the identified weaker hemisphere
*Note: This course covers information that pertains to licensed therapists and therapy assistants. COTA and PTA professionals must practice IM under the supervision of a licensed OT or PT. Specific Learning Outcomes for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists:

Specific Learning Outcomes for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Use and interpret a check list developed by Dr. Robert Melillo to identify hemispheric imbalances that contribute to communication disorders;
  2. Demonstrate understanding of the underlying principles of hemispheric imbalances and their contribution to communication disorders;
  3. Develop individualized treatment plans to stimulate the identified weaker hemisphere within the context of speech & language therapy.
*Note: This course covers information that pertains to licensed therapists and therapy assistants. SLPA professionals must practice IM under the supervision of a licensed SLP.

 
Disclosure

The Interactive Metronome, Inc. has developed and patented a licensed technology trademarked as the Interactive Metronome®. (U.S. Patents #4,919,030; #5,529,498; #5,743,744; #6,719,690; other U.S. and foreign patents pending) Interactive Metronome, Inc. is the sole source of the following products: Interactive Metronome® , Gait Mate® and IM Home®. Because there are no other like-kind products available, course offerings will only cover information that pertains to the effective and safe use of the above-named products.

CEU's
Course Meets Requirements for:
  • 0.00 Contact Hours OT/COTA (AOTA) = 0.00 CEUs
PTs & PTAs may submit paperwork to your state board. Check your state for eligibility.
 
Interactive Metronome is an AOTA Approved Provider (#4683). This Advanced course is offered for contact hours/0.00 CEUs(Classification Codes - Domain of OT; OT Process: Intervention). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA..