PODCAST: Move Look & Listen Podcast with Dr. Douglas Stephey – Interactive Metronome: The Brain’s Timing Clock Dr. Stephey welcomes Amy Vega, the clinical consultant for Interactive Metronome and a speech pathologist. Douglas W. Stephey, O.D., M.S. is a full-service eye and vision care provider in Southern California and is a sought-after conference speaker, educator, and passionate advocate for patients diagnosed with ADHD, parents with a child that lands on the Autistic spectrum, and students in special education. This podcast will educate you about common eye problems, how nutrition plays is a key role in your vision health, what exactly is 20/20 vision and why seeing 20/20 is not enough to move, look, and listen through your life with ease.
Understanding the Forbrain® Effect We perceive sound via the audio-vocal loop. Then, we analyze it, assimilate it, and continuously adjust in response to it. This process relies upon auditory discrimination, phonological awareness, and rhythm. Forbrain®, an altered auditory feedback (AAF) device, takes advantage of this audio-vocal loop & heightens a user’s perception of his own voice & speech through bone conduction headphones that are equipped with a high sensitivity microphone. As the user talks into the microphone, a patented electronic dynamic filter blocks out environmental noise & amplifies the user’s voice, enhancing long vowels and other sounds that are the building blocks of language.
Seeing Through Adversity With Interactive Metronome Simon, 24 years old, had a traumatic brain injury a year ago due to gun shot wounds. He is blind in his left eye and only has a quadrant of vision in his right. This caused Simon to have trouble with concentrating as well as safety judgment. He began IM after five months of a brain program. IM helped him with is attention and concentration along with helping him feel more calm in social situations.
One Task at A Time to A Seasoned Multi-Tasker Randolph is a successful professional in his 50s. But even successful people have set backs. His being multi-tasking. While working on a single task, everything is fine and he is able to get through it with no problems. Two or more tasks at a time is when he starts to lose focus. For instance, driving and holding a conversation couldn't be done simultaneously. Fortunately, IM was able to help him re-gain focus and become a better multi-tasker.
Removing the Cloud of Depression With IM Natalie has suffered a 20 year battle with depression. Not only does it run in her family but she also went through severe postpartum after the birth of her daughter. Before IM, she experienced agitation and anxiety along with depression, which affected her daily life. After IM, she is better with decision making on a daily basis and looking forward to the future.
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[...]
Improving attention isn’t just for kids
Claudia is an older woman has been diagnosed with demenita. Claudia's family wasn't really sure how to help her, so they reached out to Interactive Metronome®. With IM training, Claudia was able to improve and increase her attention.
Making Moves at Any Age with IM
Tom, a retired veterinarian diagnosed with Parkinson’s, was struggling with consistent movement. After IM training, not only was be able to improve his weight shifting but he also able to ease his reliance on his walker.
IM training and ALS: It’s all about maintaining function
At Interactive Metronome®, we work with clients of all ages and backgrounds. Some are looking for an edge on the golf course and others, well, others are looking to hold off the devastating effects of life threatening conditions. Larry has ALS, but he hasn't let it rob him of his joy and his spirit. We are happy to be part of Larry's treatment and we want to help spread the word about ALS and how to help put an end to this horrible disease.
Video gaming adults helping their brains!
Do you think video games make you dumber? If you said yes, you must not play video games! In fact, a video game recently proved that you might be getting dumber if you aren't training your brain. Find out how some video games can actually help train your brain to stave off the cognitive decline and the conditions that come with age.