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The Interactive Metronome® (IM) is a research-based training program that helps children and adults overcome attention, memory, and coordination limitations. IM works for people of all ages who have a variety of conditions affecting their cognitive and physical abilities.

These informative courses are FREE and will challenge you to think about the effectiveness & efficiency of the services you provide to your clients. You will learn the importance of addressing underlying deficits in timing & rhythm to improve neural efficiency in order to accelerate and exceed expected outcomes.

Clinical Studies have shown significant improvements in cognitive and physical skills including:

• Attention • Processing Speed • Auditory/Language Processing • Reading & Math Achievement• Motor Coordination • Control of Impulsivity/Aggression

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Today, there are more than 30,000+ certified IM providers in over 5,000 clinics, hospitals and universities worldwide. In addition to a wealth of published research, IM has received an abundance of media attention including the CBS Early Show, CNN News, US News and World Report, as well as various segments that have aired on hundreds of TV affiliates, radio stations and national publications.

Interactive Metronome® is an approved CE provider for AOTA and ASHA . It is our goal to educate professionals and contribute to the most complete functional outcomes of their clients.

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Contact hours are offered pending successful completion of a written exam at the end of the course.

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Free Introductory Online Courses: The Basics

These courses will give you a basic understanding as to how IM could help your client population

Are you new to the world of Interactive Metronome® and not quite sure where to start? How about with the basics? You will learn how IM can be used in a multitude of healthcare settings, in addition to how it can be adapted for many disciplines, including: Occupational Therapy, Speech & Language Pathology, Physical Therapy, Education and other Rehabilitation Specialties! As you embark on your IM journey, you will start to learn how IM can work for you and your clients. The basics are just the beginning.

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Introduction to Interactive Metronome®: Professional Application in Hospitals, Clinics and Schools

Synchronous timing of neural networks is fundamental for cognitive, communicative, sensory, and motor performance in individuals of all ages. Numerous peer reviewed research studies have implicated poor neural timing & synchronization, which manifests as poor auditory-motor timing & rhythm,Read More

in Dyslexia and other reading disorders; speech and language disorders; Auditory Processing Disorder; ADHD; Autism Spectrum Disorders. Sensory Processing Disorders; cognitive, communicative (aphasia) & motor dysfunction following stroke and TBI; Parkinson’s Disease; schizophrenia; and Alzheimer’s Disease. Some of the observable symptoms of impaired neural timing & synchronization include trouble with attention, working memory, processing speed, auditory processing, speech & language, academic achievement in reading & math, sensory processing, and motor coordination & control. This informative presentation will introduce you to a patented biometric technology, called the Interactive Metronome® that is specifically designed to help you objectively evaluate and treat this underlying impairment in auditory-motor timing & rhythm in order to help your clients and students accelerate outcomes and exceed expectations. There is no prerequisite to attend this introductory course.

CEUs
AOTA 0.1/1.25 NBCOT PDUs (OT/COTA), ASHA 0.1 (SLP), PT/PTA & Other Disciplines Not Listed Above: If your discipline or state is not listed above, you may submit paperwork to your state board or association for CEUs if they allow you to do so. Please check with your state board/association prior to registering for this course.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
FREE
Published Study Results: IM for Rehab of Blast Related TBI

Dr. Nelson will present the findings of a recently completed randomized controlled, trial of Interactive Metronome (IM) therapy in the treatment of persisting cognitive symptoms following blast-related traumatic brain injury in a sample of active duty Soldiers. Soldiers were randomly assigned to receive either standard rehabilitation care, or standard care plus Interactive Metronome therapy.Read More

  Initial findings show that IM therapy significantly improved Attention, Immediate Memory, and Delayed Memory functioning. Indicators of neuroplastic change suggest that brain changes due to IM therapy account for large portions of the variance in neuropsychological test performance. Six month follow-up data are currently being collected. Preliminary results were published in the journal: Neuropsychology in 2013 with additional publications pending completion of the study and further analysis of electro-cortical and follow-up data.

CEUs
AOTA 0.1/1.25 NBCOT PDUs (OT/COTA), ASHA 0.1 (SLP), PT/PTA & Other Disciplines Not Listed Above: If your discipline or state is not listed above, you may submit paperwork to your state board or association for CEUs if they allow you to do so. Please check with your state board/association prior to registering for this course.
Course Type
Self Study
Price
FREE
Introduction to IM Pediatric Best Practices

This informative course will provide an introduction to best practices for the application of Interactive Metronome® (IM®) in pediatric practice. Participants will discover creative adaptations & strategies to facilitate maximum engagement, motivation, and outcomes for children ranging in age from infancy through adolescence. Current research will be touched upon as it relates to the effect of the “out of sync” brain on child development, including speech, language, literacy, cognitive, motor, and sensory processing abilities. Case studies will help illustrate concepts that are covered during this stimulating course.

CEUs
AOTA 0.1/1.25 NBCOT PDUs (OT/COTA), ASHA 0.1 (SLP), PT/PTA & Other Disciplines Not Listed Above: If your discipline or state is not listed above, you may submit paperwork to your state board or
association for CEUs if they allow you to do so. Please check with your state board/association prior to registering for this course.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
FREE
Overview of Adult Rehab with Interactive Metronome for Cognitive & Motor Skills

The need for ongoing training and education of certified Interactive Metronome® providers for clinical application within adult rehabilitation has been identified. This course introduces the certified IM Provider to research in order to support evidence-based practice, as well as advanced practice guidelines and techniques applicable to adult neuro and ortho clinical populations. Photos will be shared to illustrate best practices.

CEUs
AOTA 0.1/1.25 NBCOT PDUs (OT/COTA), ASHA 0.1 (SLP), PT/PTA & Other Disciplines Not Listed Above: If your discipline or state is not listed above, you may submit paperwork to your state board or association for CEUs if they allow you to do so. Please check with your state board/association prior to registering for this course.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
FREE
Improve OT Treatment Outcomes by Treating Core Timing Skills

How Incorporating Research Based Interactive Metronome® Treatment into OT Practice Improves Timing & Synchronization of Critical Neural Networks for Motor Skill Development, Sensory Integration, Coordination, Cognition, and Developmental Milestone Attainment.

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CEUs
0.1 AOTA / 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (OT/COTA)
PT/PTA & Other Disciplines Not Listed Above: If your discipline or state is not listed above, you may submit paperwork to your state board or association for CEUs if they allow you to do so. Please check with your state board/association prior to registering for this course. This is not a co-sponsored or cooperative course offering. Interactive Metronome, Inc. is the organization responsible for creating the content & awarding AOTA CEUs.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
FREE
Treat Core Timing Skills for Better SLP Treatment Outcomes

How Incorporating Interactive Metronome® into SLP Practice Improves Timing & Synchronization of Critical Neural Networks for Speech, Language, and Cognitive–Communicative Abilities

CEUs
0.1 ASHA (SLP)
This is not a co-sponsored or cooperative course offering. Interactive Metronome, Inc. is the organization responsible for creating the content & awarding ASHA CEUs.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
FREE
Using IM in the Schools

Many Interactive Metronome (IM) providers work within a variety of school-based settings. For this reason, it is often necessary to vary the set-up and application of IM. One of the key issues discussed among school providers is the need to be creative, flexible and above all, patient in order to get IM up and running in the schools. This course will cover various academic settings and will equip IM providers with the necessary tools for transitioning to the next step in Interactive Metronome use – whether it be related to finding funding, communicating with school administration, or fine-tuning an already established IM program in the schools.

CEUs
0.1 AOTA; 1.25 NBCOT PDUs(OT/COTA)
PT/PTA & Other Disciplines Not Listed Above: If your discipline or state is not listed above, you may submit paperwork to your state board or association for CEUs if they allow you to do so. Please check with your state board/association prior to registering for this course.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
FREE
Building a Successful Practice with IM

Starting a private practice is challenging, creating a successful private practice is even harder. This course is designed to help the new or established practice owner or manager grow their practice. The presenter will draw upon his experience of incorporating Interactive Metronome treatment in both Pediatric and Adult private practices. Strategies designed to facilitate greater financial and clinical success will be shared and attendees will leave with new marketing strategies and emerging practice areas that will enhance their practice.

CEUs
0.1 ASHA (SLP)
0.1 AOTA; 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (OT/COTA)
PT/PTA & Other Disciplines Not Listed Above: If your discipline or state is not listed above, you may submit paperwork to your state board or association for CEUs if they allow you to do so. Please check with your state board/association prior to registering for this course.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
FREE
Introduction to Interactive Metronome & Gait Mate: Tools to Improve Cognitive & Motor Function

The IM Gait Mate is a tool designed to assess and treat an individual’s planning, sequencing, and motor coordination while ambulating. The Gait Mate provides rhythmic auditory stimulation to facilitate improved gait cadence, step length, and walking speed. Guide sounds provide biofeedback to cue the client if they are off the beat. Gait Mate improves motor planning and sequencing by using neuro-sensory and neuro-motor exercises developed to promote neuroplasticity.

CEUs
AOTA 0.1/1.25 NBCOT PDUs (OT/COTA), PT/PTA & Other Disciplines Not Listed Above: If your discipline or state is not listed above, you may submit paperwork to your state board or association for CEUs if they allow you to do so. Please check with your state board/association prior to registering for this course.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
FREE

Free Advanced Courses: Interdisciplinary

All professionals working in medical/hospital, rehabilitation, skill nursing, assisted-living, and home health settings recognize the important role they each play in client gains and retention. These courses will put you on the path that allows you to seamlessly integrate training plans with all needed specialties to make the most out of your clients’ training and care. Practical tips and strategies will be discussed, including how Interactive Metronome can be incorporated by various professionals into rehabilitation programs.

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IM Interdisciplinary Fall Prevention Strategies

All professionals working in medical/hospital, rehabilitation, skill nursing, assisted-living, and home health settings recognize the important role they each play in preventing falls. Assessing fall risk, modifying the environment for increased safety, patient/caregiver education/training and rehabilitation all contribute to fall prevention. Despite all of the emphasis and effort placed upon fall prevention, it remains a costly problem for most institutions and for patients who suffer from the debilitating effect of falls.

CEUs
AOTA 0.1/1.25 NBCOT PDUs (OT/COTA), ASHA 0.1 (SLP), PT/PTA & Other Disciplines Not Listed Above: If your discipline or state is not listed above, you may submit paperwork to your state board or association for CEUs if they allow you to do so. Please check with your state board/association prior to registering for this course.
Course Type
Self Study
Price
FREE
Enhancing SLP Treatment Outcomes with Rhythmic Cues

In this course, Dara Coburn, CCC-SLP, reviews & expands upon her previous presentation, entitled Cueing with Rhythm to Improve SLP Treatment Outcomes. Use of rhythmic cueing is a long-standing best practice in the field of speech-language pathology, its efficacy supported by many research studies. Interactive Metronome (IM) provides a unique application of timing & rhythm by not only providing the stimulus for timing (or the cue), but also feedback for timing at the millisecond level so that the patient can improve mental timing critical for speech, language, and cognitive-communicative abilities.

CEUs
0.2 ASHA (SLP)
PT/PTA & Other Disciplines Not Listed Above: If your discipline or state is not listed above, you may submit paperwork to your state board or association for CEUs if they allow you to do so. Please check with your state board/association prior to registering for this course.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
FREE
Ensuring Clinical Success and Profitability with IM Home

This presentation will focus on the fundamentals of business planning for clinical success and profitability with IM Home. It will look at the components of the IM Home business model, including the target patient population, options for providing training to the patient, how to manage and track costs, how to price the IM Home, and how to bill, including cash and insurance billing. The presentation will include examples and case studies for a wide variety of clinics and providers.

CEUs
0.1 ASHA (SLP)
0.1 AOTA; 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (OT/COTA)
PT/PTA & Other Disciplines Not Listed Above: If your discipline or state is not listed above, you may submit paperwork to your state board or association for CEUs if they allow you to do so. Please check with your state board/association prior to registering for this course.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
FREE
Implementing Virtual Training with IM-Home: Case Discussions

M-Home provides the same benefits as the Interactive Metronome, with the convenience of in-home use. Virtual Training is a concept of using IM-Home with clients who are not able to see the clinician in person. Virtual clients may have restrictions (such as insurance, transportation, health limitations or location) which prevent them from keeping weekly appointments with the clinician. The concept of Virtual training offers both the clinician and the client ease of use and all the benefits of traditional IM Training.

CEUs
0.1 AOTA; 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (OT/COTA)
PT/PTA & Other Disciplines Not Listed Above: If your discipline or state is not listed above, you may submit paperwork to your state board or association for CEUs if they allow you to do so. Please check with your state board/association prior to registering for this course.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
FREE
Get the Most from IM-Home: Tips & Motivational Strategies

This course is designed to help IM Providers of all professional disciplines successfully transition clients from Interactive Metronome (IM) training in the clinic or school setting to training in the home setting with IM Home. Lisa Poe, an experienced IM Provider, IM Instructor, & IM-Home Specialist, will share tips & strategies developed in clinical practice to elicit the most from each client with regard to motivation, compliance & performance in order to achieve optimal results.

CEUs
0.1 ASHA (SLP)
0.1 AOTA, 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (OT/COTA)
PT/PTA & Other Disciplines Not Listed Above: If your discipline or state is not listed above, you may submit paperwork to your state board or association for CEUs if they allow you to do so. Please check with your state board/association prior to registering for this course.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
FREE

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