We are excited to announce, IM Provider and November 2015 Provider of the Month, Dr. Michael Bagnell, will be presenting at this year’s ISCN conference in Orlando, FL. Dr. Bagnell and his colleagues, Hannah Irons and Susan Esposito from Life University, will be discussing the results from their study, Effects of Interactive Metronome® on balance and stability indexes of a 77-year –old female”.
At 17 Megan struggled with APD, dyscalculia and understanding conversational speech. She was withdrawing from her friends and having trouble with her vocabulary. With the help of IM, Megan's attitude has improved and her speech is more clear. She is now able to understand her friends stories and jokes.
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.
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.
Darren began IM training at the age of 8 when his mother noticed his difficulty with communicating. Darren was often left frustrated when trying to talk to his peers due to his speech and language impairments. He was unable to express himself clearly. He began IM training in the severe deficiency range but improved vastly, with advancement in his communication and speech and scoring in the average range. The best part, his mother says is that he is still the same happy and fun-loving boy.
Mature brains exploit feedback when keeping a beat Clapping along with a metronome is a deceptively simple task that requires the integration of multiple neural systems. Incorporating visual cues to[...]
Published September 11, 2016 in the Brain and Language Journal, researchers from Northwestern University looked at how auditory, visual and motor maturity can be identified within these various systems utilizing synchronous modalities such as Interactive Metronome®.
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.
With such astonishing outcomes, like those gained from IM training, its no surprise that many of our Providers end up featured in the news! We are excited to share that Kate Ortman, founder and CEO of Brain Training of Maryland, is featured in "Her Mind Magazine" this month. Ortman is no stranger to the media either, she has been featured numerous times discussing IM and her training methodologies at her Maryland clinic.
IM in the News: Listen live (or catch up with the recorded interview) as our Clinical Education Director, Amy Vega, discusses IM and Brain Injury with Kim Justus on the Recovery Now radio program on Brain Injury Radio.