Developmental Delays

Overcoming delays with rhythm and timing!

 

Homework-Teen-FrustratedDevelopmental delays take multiple forms, including impairments of general intelligence, difficulty with specific scholastic skills, trouble coordinating motor skills, and social communicative disorders like Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD). With so much changing in the developing brain, it is unclear how much is affected by many developmental disorders. One thing is for sure, the source of problem is timing in the brain.

Timing in the brain, or Neurotiming, is critical to speech, language and cognitive function. Timing is also the basis for attention, working memory and processing speed, all of which are critical for proper childhood development. Timing is considered a domain-general mechanism because it works across so many other functional networks. It is essential in proper communication between the brain’s functional networks. This timing in the brain has been shown to be deficient in several common conditions, including developmental delays. IM is the only training program that improves timing in the brain in an organized, systematic, flexible and engaging format.

In fact, a study from Baylor University reveals that students who received just “15 minutes of IM training, four days a week” in addition to language and reading intervention, demonstrated significant improvement in reading rate, fluency and comprehension over students who just received language and reading instruction.

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That is how Peter made it work for him. His mother made sure that Peter did his training twice a week before school and in just a few weeks Peter was like a whole kid. He is now raising his hand in class, taking great notes and making friends at recess. At home, Peter’s family says they are most happy that he has come out of his shell and is now loving life.

IM-Home makes it easy to train your brain before you start your homework or head off to school, helping to ensure your child retains more from his lessons. No more worrying about fitting training into your schedule. With IM-Home, your child is able to complete their training under the supervision of your therapist, but in the comfort of your own living room, bedroom, office, etc. Ask your Provider about IM-Home today!

Research shows that combining whole body movements with cognitive tasks leads to overall better outcomes. Interactive Metronome® is a patented and unique training tool that challenges thinking and movement simultaneously, providing real-time millisecond feedback to help synchronize the body’s “internal clock.”

IM & Developmental Delays Training

IM is a research-based training program that has been shown to improve deficits seen in those diagnosed with Developmental Delays.

IM training has been shown to improve:
  • Attention and concentration
  • Auditory and language processing
  • Bilateral coordination
  • Motor skills
  • Control of impulsivity
In everyday life, children are seeing positive results in:
  • Academic performance
  • Behavior and self-esteem
  • Activities of daily living (ADLs)
  • Speech and language

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