Carl Grows Stronger with IM
Carl was a young man with developmental delays, a previous head injury and a pretty toxic home environment. Fortunately, Carl has found a loving new home and he began receiving therapy for his conditions. With the dedicated support of his family, a great group of therapist and educators, and some IM training, Carl is now on the road to success. Today, he is doing good in school and he is finally able to enjoy a day in the park!
Time to Reorganize
With the new year upon us, children have a lot going on. Between new classes, new teachers and cold, wet weather, the last thing any child needs is a cluttered play area. How frustrating! Check out these tips from Wendy Harron, IM Provider and a wonderful OT!
How to Make Homework Time Fun
Homework doesn't have to be a bad experience. Sure, children can lose motivation at times, especially after a long day at school. Wendy Harron, an awesome OT and IM Provider, is back with some tips to keep kids' on track and heading for success with homework. Check out her great tips on getting kids to stay still, stay focused and stay healthy.
Working with coexisting diagnoses
Have you ever working with a client that had more than one diagnosis? Of course, often ADHD and autism, autism and SPD, ADHD and CP, etc. are present in children with developmental delays. So, how can Interactive Metronome help take training to the next level no matter what the diagnosis? Wendy Harron, an awesome OT and IM Provider, has the answers. Read more to find out how to work with cormorbid diagnoses.
Summer Break? Hardly
This month is National Parks and Recreation Month, which is a great reminder to get outside and enjoy all of the wonderful learning activities that await children in the great outdoors. You don't have to be Leslie Knope to love parks, but we could take a page from her playbook. So put on some tennis shoes, get the kids packed up and let's go get some sun!
Using IM with difficult children
Sometimes therapy sessions just don't go how you planned, but how you respond can make all of the difference in the world. Wendy Harron, a wonderful OT and one of our favorite bloggers, has some great tips for working with children who may have a difficult time following directions or understanding what is needed from them.
Motivation: How to motivate the very young
She did it again! Wendy Harron has your back when it comes to motivating children. This time she wraps up her series with tips to motivate very young children, who may be difficult to work with because of their need for external motivation, attention spans and extra energy.
Changing Lives with IM
Jorden is an awesome kid! We are just happy that IM could be part of his life and really help take his therapy sessions to the next level. Kudos, Jorden! Keep up the great work and we look forward to hearing that you are doing fantastic for years to come.
Motivation: How to Motivate 7-11 year-olds
Motivating pre-teens is a unique challenge. They may be too young to be fully motivated internally, which requires some sort of reward system. The trick is finding a system that is engaging and motivating for kids without breaking the bank, or teaching children that they will always be paid to complete training.
Motivation: How to Motivate a Teenager!
Wendy Harron is back with a follow-up to her popular piece on motivating children. This time, how to motivate teenagers. Teenagers are going through a period of change, and compounding that with difficult therapy is a recipe for disaster. Find out how to help keep kids working with therapists to achieve everyone's goals.