Latest Research: How Rhythmic Skills Relate and Develop in School-Age Children In this first study of its kind, Bonacina et al. provide evidence for how rhythmic skills interconnect and develop in school-age children. Of particular interest is the finding that children who clapped to a beat during the Interactive Metronome (IM) condition, while receiving feedback for millisecond timing, demonstrated the least variability in their synchronization and performed better on all of the other rhythm activities evaluated. Rhythm is complicated, there are several rhythm intelligences, and IM alone impacts all of the vital rhythms that are so important to the development of language and literacy.
Sam’s ADHD Success Story! Sam is an 8 year, 9 month old male with no significant medical history. Born at 38 weeks gestation, with a birth weight of 8 pounds, 9 ounces, he achieved[...]
Check out Dillen Hartley’s Presentation from the Austim, ADHD and SPD Summit! IM Provider, Course instructor and researcher Dillen Hartley, OTR/L presented at the Autism, ADHD, and Sensory Processing Disorder Summit. He discussed Interactive Metronome Applications for Retraining the Brain in ASD,[...]
IM Featured in the News: IM and Reflex Integration Occupational Therapist Laura Anderson, from Avera St. Lukes uses Interactive Metronome with Gannon Schock to help improve the synchronization between his brain and body. It "helps [him] find a center beat on what a good beat should be for daily life." Since using IM, Gannon has shown significant improvement. Gannon even says he likes school now.
Iman improves 100% with IM Iman lives at home with his mother and father, as well as an older brother. Iman is six years-old and is enrolled in elementary school. Based on caregiver and teacher[...]
Back to School Tips
Going back to school in the new year is exciting for children, but it can be scary too. Taking a little time to get back on track can make all the difference for your kids. At IM, we are dedicated to success from the classroom to the boardroom so we wanted to share some tips to help make that transition easier.
Tips for Back to School Success
It is that time of year, school time! Everybody has either gotten back to school or will be returning over the next few days, so we wanted to get some tips out to start of the new school year on the right foot. How can Interactive Metronome help prepare your child to succeed? Wendy Harron, an awesome OT and IM Provider, has the answers. Read more to find out how to get back in routine and practice skills with your children during the new school year.
Not Just Brain Training
Brain health and neuroplasticity have become all the rage. Lumosity commercials are a mainstay on cable television, often interrupting tv shows like Brain Games. There is no end to the options when it comes to brain training, but do any of these programs work? Scientist say yes, but there could be a catch. Read more to find out how IM's unique and patented system challenges thinking and movement simultaneously, leading to long lasting improvements in functional brain networks.
Paystation: The Real Cost of Video Games
Video games are a multi-billion dollar industry. Every week, a new blockbuster comes out for Playstation or Xbox that is designed to pull users deep into a fantasy world filled with familiar characters, rewards and social accolades. But, can a 45 year old man playing the newest Madden title actually be helping his brain? Maybe. And so begins our series on video games and your brain.
Featured in the News: Boys & Girls Clubs good for kids, local economy, study says
By Hannah Guzik
Special to The Star
Posted August 23, 2012 at 4:05 p.m.
A seven-year study of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme shows the after-school program has improved the academic and personal outlook for the hundreds of children taking part, many of whom are at risk.
The California Lutheran University
study, released Wednesday, was designed to quantify the impact the program has in the region as the club searches for money to implement new programs for low-income students.
According to the study's author, Jamshid Damooei, chairman of the economics, finance and accounting department at CLU, every $1 invested in Ventura County youths has a return of $12 for the community.