The IM Intensive Program: Maximizing Potential 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
Have you considered that some of your clients may have greater potential than what they are achieving? This course is designed to address the effectiveness of Interactive Metronome (IM) with the higher functioning client. The presentation will review the basics of neurological potential when training and treating clients that have advanced capabilities, are on the higher spectrum of function with regard to developmental delays and diagnoses, or are seeking a performance edge related to sports and athletics. This one hour course will cover three main areas: 1) Who is a candidate for an intensive training; 2) Why you should consider training in an intensive fashion; and 3) How to set up your IM training protocol so that it is tailored to meet the individual needs of the high performing client. Course material will be in power-point style with easy to reference lists and learning tools. Photographic and video examples will be presented to illustrate salient points and to reinforce learning.
 
Instructor(s) - One of the following:
 

April Christopherson, OTR/L has been an Occupational Therapist for almost 20 years and has worked with diverse populations in a variety of settings – including home health, private clinic and in-patient rehabilitation. She is the owner of MaxAchieve, Inc. in Colorado Springs, CO where her current clientele range from pediatrics to adults to high performance athletes, both stateside and Internationally. She is the creator of the BrainFirst! neuro based treatment for clients. She believes in a whole, team approach to the client – including various medical professionals and therapists plus the use of functional neurology and metabolic/nutrition counseling. She also works exclusively with the Shandy Clinic in Colorado Springs, CO as the Director of Occupational Therapy providing solutions to families with children suffering from Autism, Asperger’s, ADHD, and other diagnoses. April has worked as a legal consultant and as an expert witness throughout the United States. She sits on the Clinical Advisory Board for Interactive Metronome Corporation. She is a member of both the Advanced Brain Interactive Metronome adjunct faculty and teaches introductory and advanced continuing education courses to professionals.

April was granted her degrees in Occupational Therapy and Psychology from St Ambrose University in Davenport, IA in 1991. She has furthered her education by taking courses and attending conferences that foster her knowledge in helping clients recover neurological functioning from the lowest level to the higher cognitive and executive levels - such as Boehme Approach to Treatment of the Baby, Sensory Integration Clinics (various), The Listening Program, Interactive Metronome, Alert Program, Talk Tools, Treating Drug Affected Children, OT in the Schools, Benbow’s Loops and Other Groups, Marriage and Family Counseling, Nutrition, Studies in Neurology, Traumatic Brain Injury, and various other certification classes. She uses Interactive Metronome in conjunction with The Listening Program as an intensive neurological treatment option for qualified clients and as an introductory functional treatment option for pediatric clients.

 
Course Objectives:

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

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

  • Describe the rationale for incorporating interventions for timing & rhythm in the treatment of individuals who are higher functioning;
  • Create and implement individualized and flexible treatment programs for individuals based upon clinical best practices in order to achieve optimal treatment outcomes;
  • Establish functional treatment goals for treatment of various mild cognitive and developmental delays in the clinic setting.
*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:

  • Describe the rationale for incorporating interventions for timing & rhythm in the treatment of individuals who are higher functioning and exhibit cognitive-communicative disorders;
  • Create and implement individualized and flexible treatment programs for individuals based upon clinical best practices in order to achieve optimal treatment outcomes;
  • Establish functional treatment goals for treatment of various mild cognitive and developmental delays in the clinic setting.
*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..