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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 • Coordination & Balance • Language Processing • Reading & Math Fluency• Sensory Integration • 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 approved by AOTA and ASHA to offer continuing education credits for its curriculum. It is our goal to educate professionals and contribute to the most complete functional outcomes of their clients.

Sign up for a Free Course and earn CEUs

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, in Dyslexia and other reading disorders; speech and language disorders; Auditory Processing Disorder; ADHD; Autism Spectrum Disorders;Read More

  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), BOC 1.0 (ATC), PTs & PTAs may submit paperwork to your state board.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
FREE
FREE
IM for Rehab of Blast Related TBI

Dr. Lonnie 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. Initial findings show that IM therapyRead More

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), BOC 1.0 (ATC), PTs & PTAs may submit paperwork to your state board.
Course Type
Self Study
Price
FREE
FREE
Introduction to Pediatric Best Practices

This course will introduce participants to temporal processing theory and research. Participants will be guided through basic information pertaining to use of the Interactive Metronome® with infants and children, with special consideration for modifications to content structure, duration and environment. Clinical application and case studies will illustrate application of pediatric best practices within the context of IM treatment for timing and rhythm to enhance overall treatment outcomes.

CEUs
AOTA 0.1/1.25 NBCOT PDUs (OT/COTA), ASHA 0.1 (SLP), PTs & PTAs may submit paperwork to your state board.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
FREE
FREE
Introduction to Adult Best Practices

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), PTs & PTAs may submit paperwork to your state board.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
FREE

Free Introductory Online Courses: For Private Practice Owners

These courses will help you understand how IM could work in your practice setting.

Are you a private practice owner and looking to add a new modality to your practice? Or maybe you are just starting up and not sure where to even start? Well whether you are an old pro or a new entrepreneur then we are here to help. We know starting a practice is challenging and creating a successful practice is even harder. These courses are designed to help the new or established practice owner or manager grow.

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Improve OT Treatment Outcomes by Treating Core Timing Skills

Synchronous timing of neural networks is critical for the core skills of motor coordination, attention, working memory, and executive functions that underlie functional coordination to participate and carry out daily activities in people of all ages. Researchers have identified that many of the individuals we see for OT services exhibit impaired neural timing & synchronization, including those diagnosed with Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder,Read More

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, motor impairments associated with stroke and acquired brain injury, oral motor deficits, and cognitive and motor planning/sequencing impairments seen in Parkinson’s disease. This informative presentation will introduce you to a patented, non-invasive biometric technology, called the Interactive Metronome®, that is specifically designed to help you objectively evaluate and treat this underlying impairment in timing & rhythm in order to achieve better OT treatment outcomes.

CEUs
AOTA 0.1/1.25 NBCOT PDUs (OT/COTA), PTs & PTAs may submit paperwork to your state board.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
FREE
FREE
Treat Core Timing Skills for Better SLP Treatment Outcomes

Synchronous timing of neural networks is critical for the core skills of attention, working memory, processing accuracy/speed, and executive functions that underlie speech, language and cognitive-communicative function in people of all ages. Researchers have identified that many of the individuals we see for SLP services exhibit impaired neural timing & synchronization, including those diagnosed with Dyslexia and other readingRead More

disorders, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Aphasia associated with stroke and acquired brain injury, cognitive-communicative impairments associated with traumatic and acquired brain injury, and cognitive and motor planning/sequencing impairments seen in Parkinson’s disease. This informative presentation will introduce you to a patented, non-invasive biometric technology, called the Interactive Metronome, that is specifically designed to help you objectively evaluate and treat this underlying impairment in timing & rhythm in order to achieve better SLP treatment outcomes.

CEUs
ASHA 0.1 (SLP), PTs & PTAs may submit paperwork to your state board.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
FREE
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
AOTA 0.1/1.25 NBCOT PDUs (OT/COTA), ASHA 0.1 (SLP), PTs & PTAs may submit paperwork to your state board.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
FREE
FREE
Use of IM in the Schools

Many Interactive Metronome® 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 within this population group. One of the key themes that has arisen when addressing questions for 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 provide a broad base of knowledge to cover all academic establishments and to give IM providers the tools they need to transitionRead More

to the next step in Interactive Metronome® use – whether it be related to finding funding, communicating with administration or fine-tuning an already established program. Course material will be in power-point style with easy to use reference lists and learning tools. Photographic examples will be presented to illustrate salient points.

CEUs
AOTA 0.1/1.25 NBCOT PDUs (OT/COTA), ASHA 0.1 (SLP), PTs & PTAs may submit paperwork to your state board.
Course Type
Self Study
Price
FREE

Free Introductory Online Courses: For Educators

Learn how IM can be used in a school setting.

Many professionals think that IM is simply designed to be used in a therapy setting, but IM can really be used in many different settings and scenarios, including school-based settings. These courses are designed to show how you can integrate IM into learning, cognitive and communication activities. You will be equipped with knowledge and tools to progress to the next steps in IM use – whether it be related to communicating with school administration or fine-tuning an already established IM program in the schools.

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Use of IM in the Schools

Many Interactive Metronome® 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 within this population group. One of the key themes that has arisen when addressing questions for 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 provide a broad base of knowledge to cover all academic establishments and to give IM providers the tools they need to transition to the next step in Interactive Metronome® use – whether it be related to finding funding, communicating with administration or fine-tuning an already established program. Course material will be in power-point style with easy to use reference lists and learning tools. Photographic examples will be presented to illustrate salient points.

CEUs
AOTA 0.1/1.25 NBCOT PDUs (OT/COTA), ASHA 0.1 (SLP), PTs & PTAs may submit paperwork to your state board.
Course Type
Self Study
Price
FREE

Free Advanced Courses: Private Practice

If you are already an IM Provider and ready to take your IM services to the next level then these courses are for you. Get real world examples from providers like you and take advantage of the latest best practices to ensure you and your clients are getting the most out of IM.

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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
AOTA 0.1/1.25 NBCOT PDUs (OT/COTA), ASHA 0.1 (SLP), PTs & PTAs may submit paperwork to your state board.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
FREE
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. The primary goals of this course are to provide a rationale for integration of this technology into the practice of speech-language pathology and instruction on its clinical application. In particular, this course will cover the application of newer technology (such as the insole trigger) to address rhythmic cueing for cognitive-communicative skills within the milieu of a functional dynamic environment.

CEUs
ASHA 0.2 (SLP), PTs & PTAs may submit paperwork to your state board.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
FREE

Free Advanced Courses: IM-Home

Are you ready to take the next step in your IM training?

IM is meant to be delivered as both an in-clinic and at-home program. Our IM-Home course will help you build confidence with the home-system before treating a client. These work best in conjunction with the IM-Home Demo unit, you’ll get to set and try out multiple treatment plans in addition to creating your own. If you have clients that prefer to train in their own environment or parents who want to be more hands-on during their child’s training, then you’re in the right place. Did we forget to mention that IM-Home also has great retention rates so what are you waiting for?

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Implementing Virtual Training with IM-Home: Case Discussions

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
AOTA 0.1/1.25 NBCOT PDUs (OT/COTA), PTs & PTAs may submit paperwork to your state board.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
FREE
FREE
Get the Most from IM-Home: Tips and 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. Lisa will discuss age-specific training considerations, specific tips & motivational strategies, including “tools” that can be found in and around the home to enhance motivation toward training and results. Several photos and videos have been incorporated into this presentation to best illustrate the ideas shared.

CEUs
AOTA 0.1/1.25 NBCOT PDUs (OT/COTA), ASHA 0.1 (SLP), BOC 1.0 (ATC), PTs & PTAs may submit paperwork to your state board.
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. The purpose of this course is to introduce an interdisciplinary approach to fall prevention that emphasizes two often-overlooked features of fall prevention: 1) that each professional who encounters the patient is responsible for identifying fall risk and intervening to prevent falls, and 2) how timing in the brain (or temporal processing) is at the heart of fall risk and prevention, including its effect on several systems: musculoskeletal, proprioceptive, oculomotor, vestibular, cognitive and communicative. Practical tips and strategies will be discussed, including how the Interactive Metronome can be incorporated by various professionals into rehabilitation programs to specifically address the root cause of conditions that contribute to increased falling.

CEUs
AOTA 0.1/1.25 NBCOT PDUs (OT/COTA), ASHA 0.1 (SLP), PTs & PTAs may submit paperwork to your state board.
Course Type
Self Study
Price
FREE
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. The purpose of this course is to introduce the benefits of the Interactive Metronome and Gait Mate when treating clients with planning, sequencing, and coordination impairments.

*Please note, Gait Mate is now the IM In-Motion® trigger system.

CEUs
AOTA 0.1/1.25 NBCOT PDUs (OT/COTA), PTs & PTAs may submit paperwork to your state board.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
FREE
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