Integrating IM into Interventions for SPD and Dyspraxia- 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
Sensory processing is how the brain takes in information from the body and the environment, organizes that information and then produces an adaptive response (a motor response, an attentional response, an emotional regulation response) to that information. Dyspraxia, often thought of as motor planning, involves difficulty coordinating cognitive planning and sequencing to execute skilled motor actions. Jean Ayres, PhD, was the occupational therapist who pioneered this theory and developed the formalized evaluation process and child-directed therapeutic intervention to address these areas. Many of the underlying senses involved with sensory processing and praxis problems can be addressed with the Interactive Metronome. Using rhythm and timing inherent to IM activities can serve as a complementary intervention to classical sensory integration therapy.
*Note: Contact hours are offered pending successful completion of a written exam at the end of the course.
 
Instructor(s) - One of the following:
 

Laura Carnes Kane, MS, OTR/L has worked as an Occupational Therapist since 1995 in various settings with children, adolescents and adults with neurological concerns. Her clientele has included people with Traumatic Brain Injury, Parkinson's Disease, Seizure Disorder, ADHD, autism, Downs Syndrome, Williams Syndrome, Dystonia and Cerebral Palsy. Facilitating Play and Developmental Skills with IM Education Department Contact Info:imcourses@interactivemetronome.com, 877-994-6776 opt 3 (US Only), 954-385-4660 opt 3, Fax: 954-385-4674

She has worked as the Occupational Therapist at Anchorage Independent School in Louisville, Kentucky, since 1999. In 2006, she became certified as an IM provider with a license at that school. Since 2007, she has also operated Occupational Rhythm, her private practice, out of her home and in the community. She has a separate IM license for her private practice. After obtaining her BA degree in Communication/Public Relations from the University of Kentucky in 1992, she received her MS degree from Eastern Kentucky University in 1996. She has furthered her study with training in various therapeutic approaches. Her independent study and formal course work includes the Program in Sensory Integration from USC/WPS; Handwriting Without Tears; Brain Gym; and Mary Benbow's Neurokinesthetic Approach to Handwriting/the Loops and Other Groups cursive program. Additionally, she has provided numerous other presentations to educators and therapists. The topics have included fine motor skills and handwriting, sensory processing and incorporating rhythmic strategies into everyday life.

 
Course Objectives:

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

  • 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

Instructional Level:
Intermediate

 
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:
  • 1.00 Contact Hours OT/COTA (AOTA) = 0.10 CEUs
This course covers information that pertains to licensed therapists and therapy assistants. SLPA professionals must practice IM under the supervision of a licensed SLP.
 
Interactive Metronome is an AOTA Approved Provider (#4683). This Intermediate course is offered for 1 contact hours/0.10 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..