A synchronized brain overcomes crossed signals!
Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) goes beyond trouble with vision and hearing, often affecting the tactile, proprioception, or vestibular system. Difficulty interpreting stimuli can lead to developmental delays, behavioral changes, difficulty with activities of daily living, ADLs and social problems. Over-crowded schools can lead to problems for children with hypersensitivity to touch or sound. Without proper supervision, over stimulation from the surrounding environment could make it impossible for children with SPD to engage and learn. But IM training can help!
Lily’s parents saw how much IM training could help after just a few weeks. Fabrics, shoes and crowds constantly irritated Lily; additionally, she felt “itchy” and couldn’t concentration or control her agitation. Not anymore! With IM, Lily’s handwriting has improved by six years, she is earning Girl Scout badges and hosting sleepovers. Check out more of our success stories below.
All of that and you don’t even have to leave your house. Now, IM training doesn’t have to mean more time in the clinic. 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!
Processing and responding to stimuli is a major function of the human brain; in fact, one could argue that it is basically the only function of the brain. IM training goes directly to the source, timing in the brain. SPD is related to the body and brain’s ability to synchronize and appropriately respond to stimuli. If the brain and body cannot communicate effectively, efficiently and rhythmically, the signals may get crossed. Sometimes they don’t make it at all.
But Interactive Metronome® can help. 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 training is able to go to the source of the problem, which is inefficient Neurotiming.
Timing is a domain-general mechanism and it is the basis for attention, working memory and processing speed, all of which are critical for social interaction, attention, handwriting, behavior and language development. Synchronizing the body’s functional brain networks will help neurons fire more efficiently, which will mean faster communication, improved processing and more fluid movement. Essentially, IM training helps to rewire the brain’s connections to work at peak performance.
Now, brain and body can work together. Research shows that combining whole body movements with cognitive tasks leads to overall better outcomes. IM is the only training program that improves timing in the brain in an organized, systematic, flexible and engaging format.
IM & SPD Training
IM is a research-based training program that has been shown to improve deficits seen in those diagnosed with Sensory Processing Disorder.
- Sensory modulation
- Self regulation
- Auditory and language processing
- Control of impulsivity
- Social interaction
- Behavior and self-esteem
- Activities of daily living (ADLs)
- Academic performance
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For help with SPD/Sensory Integration and many comorbid conditions, look for Providers with our “SPD/ADHD” badge on our Provider Locator Board. Also, Providers with these badges have additional training for children from similar backgrounds and symptoms: Academic, Autism, Brain Injury/Stroke, Early Intervention, Innovative Pediatrics, Reading/Literacy, Speech/Language and Visual Processing.
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