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Earn Contact Hours and be eligible to earn ASHA/AOTA CEUs with these FREE Course Offerings

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:

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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.

Sign up for a Free  Course and earn Contact Hours/CEUs (Pending successful completion of a written exam).

UPCOMING LIVE WEBINAR:
Overview of Adult Rehab with Interactive Metronome for Cognitive & Motor Skills

Register for Our Live Webinar on July 14, 2021, at 12pm – 1pm EST for FREE!

FREE
Overview of Adult Rehab with Interactive Metronome for Cognitive & Motor Skills

This informative course will provide an overview of the science, clinical application and portability of Interactive Metronome for adults with a variety of conditions in order to accelerate and exceed functional rehabilitation outcomes. In addition, participants will be introduced to the IM Fall Risk Reduction Program, a revolutionary approach that emphasizes the use of IM training in inpatient, outpatient and home healthcare settings to directly address areas of patient function that contribute to falls: impaired balance and gait, transfers, attention, impulsivity and fear of falling. Cases will be discussed.

CEUs
0.1 ASHA (1.0 contact hours)
0.1 AOTA; 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (1.0 contact hours)
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
Live
Price
FREE

Date and Time: Wednesday, July 14, 2021, at 12pm – 1pm EST

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • - Provide a minimum of 3 references that provide evidence of the effectiveness of Interactive Metronome;
  • - List the 4 major components of motor learning and how IM impacts each;
  • - Name at least 3 areas of function that may be positively impacted by timing & rhythm training.

Specific Learning Outcomes for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists:
  • - Provide a minimum of 3 references that provide evidence of the effectiveness of Interactive Metronome for cognitive and communication disorders;
  • Name 3 conditions commonly seen by Speech-Language Pathologists in adult rehabilitation that may benefit from timing & rhythm training with Interactive Metronome.

-Speaker introduction & disclosure
-Interactive Metronome: What is it?
-Demonstration
-The IM Effect: Millisecond Feedback for Timing
-Individualized Approach
-Engagement
-Candidacy
-Case Discussions
-Science
-Cognitive Rehabilitation
-Speech & Language Rehabilitation
-Motor Rehabilitation
-Fall Risk Reduction
-IM Fall Risk Reduction Protocol
-Q & A
-Online post-test & course evaluation

Date: Wednesday, July 14, 2021
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 PM EST

FEATURED WEBINAR:
Maintaining Your Patient Relationships:
How SSDI Can Help

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FREE
Maintaining Your Patient Relationships: How SSDI Can Help

Sustaining your therapy practice can be challenging when your adult patients experience financial difficulties themselves. This course explains how you can help your patients achieve better treatment outcomes by access to vital income through the federal insurance program called Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI). SSDI is a vital alternative when your patients’ have experienced a chronic injury or illness that prevents them from working.

Health conditions more likely to qualify for SSDI include stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, cancer, myasthenia gravis, and neurological and degenerative medical conditions such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis and osteoarthritis.

Interactive Metronome is collaborating with disability services provider, Allsup, to bring training that outlines the importance of SSDI for adult patients, why it’s often overlooked as a resource, the complexity of the application and appeals process, and how you can easily guide them to support with this process. Participants will add to their options for helping maintain the therapy relationship with their adult patients for as long as they need treatment, and be able to restart therapy with those who may have stopped due to financial limitations.

CEUs
Not Offered for CEUs.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
FREE

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • - Describe the importance of Social Security Disability Insurance and its role for working-age adults.
  • - List the characteristics and types of diseases and health conditions that are most commonly approved for SSDI by the Social Security Administration (SSA).
  • - Explain the three criteria that, when met by a patient, means they are likely to be eligible for SSDI and how to get connected with expert assistance in the evaluation process.
  • - Describe the essential steps of the SSDI application and appeals process, which can be lengthy and complex for people facing injury and illness.
  • - Understand your role as a therapy provider in helping to document your patient’s medical condition and provide ongoing care.

This course welcomes:
Providers treating adult patients (ages 18 to full retirement age) who have experienced severe injury or illness that may prevent them from working, or returning to work, for 12 months or longer.

*This course is not offered for CEUs.

- Introduction and Overview
- What Is SSDI? Why It Matters To Your Adult Patients
- SSDI: Vital Insurance Coverage that Most Workers Don’t Know About
- Top Conditions and Diseases Approved for SSDI, Nationwide
- Understanding Eligibility for SSDI and Three Essential Criteria
- Why Many Patients Give Up & Getting Help
- Your Value As A Treating Provider
- Questions and Answers

OnDemand Webinar

NOW AVAILABLE ONDEMAND: Introduction to IM: Pediatric Application in Hospitals, Clinics and Schools

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IM Intro to Pediatrics
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Introduction to IM: Pediatric Application in Hospitals, Clinics and Schools

Learn more about the science and critical impact of improving neurological timing on pediatric development, learning, habilitation, and rehabilitation.

CEUs
Course Meets Requirements for:
1.0 Contact Hours SLP (ASHA) = 0.1 CEUs
1.0 Contact Hours OT/OTA (AOTA) = 0.1 CEUs
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
FREE

The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the Interactive Metronome (IM), an evidence-based and powerful patented rhythm intervention with broad application that leverages technology to improve the brain’s efficiency and performance. Timing & rhythm are critical developmental skills that reflect the degree of synchronization between neural networks in the brain and greatly influence the acquisition of cognitive, communicative, sensory, motor and academic skills. It is evident from peer-reviewed research that the perception and reproduction of timing & rhythm sequences is markedly deficient compared to typically developing peers in the following conditions: Auditory Processing Disorder, Dyslexia and other reading disorders, Speech and Language Disorders, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorders, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury. Observable symptoms of poor timing and rhythm include trouble with attention, working memory, executive functions, processing speed, auditory comprehension, articulation and other speech impairments, language and literacy development, math and other areas of academic achievement, dyspraxia, disruptive behavior and/or sensory over/under sensitivities. Ongoing research at Harvard University School of Medicine, Northwestern University, and other esteemed centers of academic excellence is providing vital information about both the clinical and biological impact of Interactive Metronome. There is no prerequisite to attend this introductory course.

Speaker Introduction & Disclosure
5 min - Interactive Metronome Introduction & Demonstration
5 min - The Importance of Millisecond Feedback
5 min - Scientific Basis: The IM Effect
30 min - Research
o ADHD
o Autism
o Sensory Processing Disorder
o Auditory Processing Disorder
o Mathematics, Reading & Academic Performance
o Developmental Coordination Disorder
o Cerebral Palsy
5 min- Candidacy for Interactive Metronome
5 min - Question & Answer Period
5 min - Online Post-Test & Course Evaluation

OnDemand Webinar

FEATURED WEBINAR: An Introduction and Practical Guide to the Effective Treatment of Autism with IM

Register for Our Featured Webinar Today for FREE!

FREE
An Introduction and Practical Guide to the Effective Treatment of Autism with IM

Discover how timing & rhythm training has a relatively fast and profound impact on the symptoms of Autism, and learn clinically proven strategies to effectively implement Interactive Metronome (IM) with individuals on the Autism Spectrum.

CEUs
Course Meets Requirements for:
2.0 Contact Hours SLP(ASHA) = 0.2 CEUs
2.0 Contact Hours OT/OTA (AOTA) = 0.2 CEUs
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
FREE

Autism challenges the individual, their family, the community and the practitioner. The complexity and variety of symptoms that define Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) require service providers to constantly update their knowledge and skills to best serve these individuals. Sensorimotor synchronization training with Interactive Metronome (IM), as part of a comprehensive treatment plan, has the potential to directly and positively influence the person’s ability to learn and engage with the world around him. This course will introduce practitioners to new advances in our understanding of ASD, including the pivotal role of timing & rhythm for speech, language, pragmatic, cognitive, motor and sensory processing skills. Participants will learn strategies to evaluate the unique strengths and needs of each individual with ASD as well as how to develop and implement effective IM training with consideration for communication, sensory, motor & behavioral challenges. The expert presenter will incorporate several videos and real examples to illustrate techniques.

• Introduction and review of course objectives
• Review of the most current research on timing, rhythm and Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)
• Characteristics of an effective IM training program for individuals with ASD
• Conducting the IM assessment with a person who has ASD
• Developing an effective IM training plan for the person with ASD
• Preparing & setting up the treatment environment for the person with ASD
• Implementing individualized IM training and treatment techniques that work well for individuals with ASD
• Educating the person with ASD and stakeholders regarding the benefit of IM training and home programming
• Presentation of case studies and period of question and answer
• Exam and course evaluation

OnDemand

Practice Management Essentials: Growth & Scalability with Interactive Metronome®

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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 OnDemand Certification and Coaching

In this introductory course, featuring Module 1 of the OnDemand IM Certification & Coaching Course, you will be introduced to the science behind the Interactive Metronome. Please note that completion of the full Interactive Metronome OnDemand Certification & Coaching Course (8 modules) is required to become IM Certified.

CEUs
0.1 ASHA (1.0 Contact Hours)
0.1 AOTA / 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (1.0 Contact Hours)
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
0.1 ASHA (1.0 Contact Hours)
0.1 AOTA / 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (1.0 Contact Hours)
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 Application in Hospitals, Clinics and Schools

The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the Interactive Metronome (IM), an evidence-based and powerful patented rhythm intervention with broad application that leverages technology to improve the brain’s efficiency and performance. Timing & rhythm are critical developmental skills that reflect the degree of synchronization between neural networks in the brain and greatly influence Read More

the acquisition of cognitive, communicative, sensory, motor and academic skills. It is evident from peer-reviewed research that the perception and reproduction of timing & rhythm sequences is markedly deficient compared to typically developing peers in the following conditions: Auditory Processing Disorder, Dyslexia and other reading disorders, Speech and Language Disorders, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders, Sensory Processing Disorders, Developmental Coordination Disorder, Concussion and Traumatic Brain Injury. Observable symptoms of poor timing and rhythm include trouble with attention, working memory, executive functions, processing speed, auditory comprehension, articulation and other speech impairments, language and literacy development, math and other areas of academic achievement, dyspraxia, disruptive behavior and/or sensory over/under sensitivities. Ongoing research at Harvard University School of Medicine, Northwestern University and other esteemed centers of academic excellence is providing vital information about both the clinical and biological impact of Interactive Metronome. There is no prerequisite to attend this introductory course.

CEUs
0.1 ASHA (1.0 Contact Hours)
0.1 AOTA / 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (1.0 Contact Hours)
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
0.1 ASHA (1.0 Contact Hours)
0.1 AOTA / 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (1.0 Contact Hours)
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 (1.0 Contact Hours)
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
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 (1.0 Contact Hours)
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 (1.0 Contact Hours)
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
0.1 AOTA / 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (1.0 Contact Hours)
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
0.1 AOTA / 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (1.0 Contact Hours)
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 (2.0 Contact Hours)
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 (1.0 Contact Hours)
0.1 AOTA / 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (1.0 Contact Hours)
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 (1.0 Contact Hours)
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 (1.0 Contact Hours)
0.1 AOTA / 1.25 NBCOT PDUs (1.0 Contact Hours)
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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