Specialization Tracks

Specialization Tracks

At Interactive Metronome we understand that treating a pediatric patient is far different than treating an adult cognitive patient or even a fall risk patient. We are proud to present a library of courses to bring you up to speed with what you need to know to treat Pediatric and Adult patients. So you don’t feel overwhelmed with our over 80 course library, we have broken our specialization into 3 tracks. Each track is packed with what you need to know and then you have the option to take it a step it a further with our extracurricular on demand webinar library! Below is your IM Provider Path to Success!

1. IM Certification*

It all starts with Basic IM Certification, you can take this course Live or as a OnDemand- **Note for the OnDemand you need to own or rent the IM equipment

2. Coaching & Competency

Clinical Certification*
Refresh what you learned during the IM Certification Course and get more practical hands-on experience before training your first client. Upon completion, you will be eligible to register for the IM-Home Certification Coaching Course and receive your FREE IM-Home Demo Unit* (*Only 1 per facility, you must own or rent IM Pro 8.)

IM-Home Certification
IM was meant to be delivered as both an in-clinic and at-home program. Get confidence with the home-system on yourself using your IM-Home Demo unit before treating a patient. Upon completion, you will be listed on the IM Locator Board as an IM-Home Certified Provider.

IM-Home Specialist Certification
We know that you will have many questions when working with your first IM-Home client. This Program is will tell you everything you need to know from Ratings and Assessment to Motivation and Compliance. Upon completion, you will be listed on the IM Locator Board as an IM-Home Specialist.

3. Specialization Tracks

Pediatric
Adult

*Indicates a Required Course

3. Continuing Education

Cherry pick the other topics you would like to learn about or expand about with our over 80 course library sorted by interests groups. Please not we hold Live webinars each month and then these topics are offered OnDemand

 

Adult Specialization Track

Adult Specialization Live Course Schedule

Pediatric Specialization Track

Pediatric Live Course Schedule

Innovative Pediatric Courses

It is important to tailor services to children, who may not have the strength, attention and cognitive development necessary to complete some IM tasks. Being flexible is the key to success and we've got plenty of information on unique strategies to use with IM assessment & training.

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FREE (a $15 value)
Treating Moderate-Severe Pediatric Conditions with IM

Interactive metronome has provided a creative avenue to facilitate progress in children with .Read More

moderate to severe physical and cognitive challenges who previously had very limited functional gains. It has proven to be the catalyst that many children need in order to readily initiate play and social interaction, improve coordination, self-regulate and improve communication.Using IM with this population requires modification of each of the traditional program components. This course will address methods in which to accomplish this in the areas of pre and post assessments, as well as treatments. There will be emphasis on specific treatment ideas, positioning, use of alternate switches and methods to grade progression of interaction with IM while remaining in Phase 1 of treatment. Specific case study examples will be discussed to illustrate modifications and treatment suggestions.

CEUs
This course is not offered for contact hours/CEUs.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
FREE (a $15 value)
Innovative Pediatric Practice with IM: Improve Your Outcomes

This is a three part Course. Innovative Pediatric Practice with IM – Part 1 IM Assessment & Analysis:Read More

The importance of an effective assessment and understanding of a clients cognitive, emotional and physical processing strengths and weaknesses cannot be understated. Drawing from his extensive experience, the presenter introduces an effective and efficient tool for the evaluation and analysis of the pediatric clients participation in the Interactive Metronome Assessment. This course will cover the interviewing process, initial problem solving and new ancillary assessment tool he created that is sensitive to cognitive, speech, neurological and physical performance. Each aspect of the assessment will be discussed and practiced by the audience and will be assisted by video’s to illustrate each of the performance areas. Innovative Pediatric Practice with IM – Part 2 Developing the IM Treatment Plan: The analysis of the client’s performance during the IM long or short form and how it relates to Speech, OT, PT and Education frame of reference and practice is critical. Once attendees have mastered the scoring of the newly introduced Pediatric Interactive Metronome Observation Tool, they will learn how to analyze this data and develop a treatment plan. Understanding how processing strengths and weakness relate to function will assist the IM provider in maximizing the clients learning experience. Attendees will learn how to analyze the IM raw scores and observation tool and develop a treatment plan that addresses their clients cognitive, emotional, sensory and physical challenges and uses their measured strengths to facilitate their progression through the treatment plan. Innovative Pediatric Practice with IM – Part 3 Implementation Strategies to Maximize Your Client’s Progress: It’s not enough to just have a good understanding of a clients cognitive, emotional, sensory or physical processing. The ability to match the clients strengths and weaknesses with advanced best practice techniques will enhance the quality and effectiveness of your treatment plan. This course will demonstrate with video’s and descriptions the techniques that address challenges and strengths identified in the analysis of IM scores and the Pediatric Interactive Metronome Observation Tool. Taking these tools and implementing them into the phases of IM training define IM best practice and the value of this approach for the pediatric client.

CEUs
This course is not offered for contact hours/CEUs.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
$45
Group IM Training

This course is an in-depth look at how the IM can be adapted for use with a group. You will learn what to consider when setting up a group, including equipment, and how to make adjustments using critical thinking. The course outlines a therapist instructing a group of three pediatric clients through eight weeks of an Interactive Metronome Group.Read More

The strategies used can be applied to groups of any age or population. How to make the best use of group dynamics will also be discussed in respect to keeping individuals motivated as well as how they can work together.

CEUs
This course is not offered for contact hours/CEUs.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
Free
Efficient Programming - IM in a Group Therapy Setting

The purpose of this course is to outline strategies for implementing an IM group therapy program. This webinar will describe one successful pediatric group therapy program and discuss various ways to adapt this concept for other clinics and populations.Read More

This presentation will focus on identifying key components to successful group programming, including identifying appropriate patients, writing programming objectives, and selecting appropriate treatment activity ideas.

CEUs
This course is not offered for contact hours/CEUs.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
$15
Addressing Hemispheric Imbalances with Interactive Metronome®

In order for the human brain to function as a whole, both left and right cerebral hemispheres continuously communicate via electrical impulses. Recent research shows that when the two sides of the brain do not mature at the same rate, imbalance and impaired communication between the hemispheres occurs. Hemispheric imbalance contributes to a myriad of behavioral, social, and learning disorders.Read More

Advanced diagnostic images show a pattern of hemispheric imbalance among the brains of children and adults with diagnoses of ADHD, Dyslexia, and Autism Spectrum Disorder. This course introduces the certified IM provider to the concept of hemispheric imbalances in children and adults and how to address these imbalances using the Interactive Metronome.

CEUs
This course is not offered for contact hours/CEUs.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
$15
The IM Intensive Program: Maximizing Potential

Have you considered that some of your clients may have greater potential than what they are achieving? This course is designed to address the effectiveness of Interactive Metronome (IM) with the higher functioning client. The presentation will review the basics of neurological potential when training and treating clients that have advanced capabilities, are on the higher spectrum of function with Read More

regard to developmental delays and diagnoses, or are seeking a performance edge related to sports and athletics.This one hour course will cover three main areas: 1) Who is a candidate for an intensive training; 2) Why you should consider training in an intensive fashion; and 3) How to set up your IM training protocol so that it is tailored to meet the individual needs of the high performing client. Course material will be in power-point style with easy to reference lists and learning tools. Photographic and video examples will be presented to illustrate salient points and to reinforce learning.

CEUs
This course is not offered for contact hours/CEUs.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
$15
Using At-Home Activities to Improve In-Clinic IM Performance

The purpose of an exercise is to make progress: generally, to increase strength, accuracy, or range of motion. On the other hand, the purpose of an activity is to explore options: generally, to increase ease, adaptability, and expertise. An important difference between the two is the following:Read More

With exercises, proper execution and perseverance are generally of paramount importance: it is important to ensure clients do them right and keep doing them. With activities, simplicity and ease are generally of paramount importance: it is important to remain gentle and encourage clients to use as little effort as possible. This course will explore three basic questions that are important to consider as part of any Interactive Metronome program to ensure success: 1) What are some common difficulties client’s encounter with IM activities? 2) What activities can be assigned for homework to help these clients through those difficulties?, and 3)How can you introduce these activities to your clients within the context of IM sessions?

CEUs
This course is not offered for contact hours/CEUs.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
$15
Combining Technologies: Driving Functional Neuroplasticity

Therapists and educators now have at their finger tips a wealth of technological advances that are providing both positive outcomes and valuable insights. One of these tools is the Interactive Metronome Program, which is rapidly becoming established in its contributions to assessing and treating time perception or an individual’s ‘internal clock’ Read More

critical for speech and language, cognitive abilities like focus, memory, reading, and learning, and motor coordination. Alongside IM, additional tools have been adopted to develop auditory frequency reception and expression. Arguably, the most fundamental feature to which the auditory system is attuned is frequency. Several researchers have developed the idea that frequency is the auditory analogue of space in vision, in part because of the way in which sensory transduction occurs; whereas the retina and primary visual cortex are organized spatiotopically, the cochlea and primary auditory cortex are organized tonotopically. Frequency, along with time, are the two “indispensable attributes” of audition, whereas space and time are the two indispensable attributes of vision. (Kubovy and Van Valkenburg, 2001). In the presentation, providers will further analyze the components of each frequency reception with time perception, their neurological constructs and influence upon development, recovery and performance. Participants will be able to identify key components of each construct and apply such principles to overall treatment planning. We are now armed with more information about these new technologies and how they alone fit into the treatment picture, but do you ever wonder how best to combine these interventions. Following this presentation, you will be better equipped to formulate sound clinical rationales for the use of these technologies in combination to promote maximum brain potential. Come to this presentation with specific cases in mind and share in this cross-disciplinary multi-media discussion.

CEUs
This course is not offered for contact hours/CEUs.
Course Type
On Demand Webinar
Price
$30

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