Our Provider of the Month for June is Lori Schmidt, an educator from Topeka, Kansas. Lori works in her own clinic to provide services for clients from ages 3 to 83. She has used Interactive Metronome to help those with conditions such as ADHD, LD and austim; she also works with athletes and professionals who are just looking for that edge. We want to thank Lori for all of her hard work and the many hours devoted to helping others. Fantastic, Lori!
This month, we shine the spotlight on a great educator from the Washington DC area, Mary Schlesinger. Mary works with clients of all ages, and with a variety of conditions. Whether it is infants with SPD or adults dealing with strokes, Mary works tirelessly to help her clients succeed with the help of IM training. Read more to check out more about her great work!
Jorden is an awesome kid! We are just happy that IM could be part of his life and really help take his therapy sessions to the next level. Kudos, Jorden! Keep up the great work and we look forward to hearing that you are doing fantastic for years to come.
From time to time, we get questions on how to use IM with specific populations, how to work with the equipment and anything else that is causing our Providers headaches. Amy Vega, a fabulous SLP and our Clinical Education Director, is here to answer those questions in a weekly series. Each week, we will address one topic in-depth that has plagued our Providers. So, be sure to check back here for all the answers to your questions. While you're at it, send in a question that has been on your mind. You never know who else it may help.
Our providers come from a variety of backgrounds, and we love them all the same. However, this April we too are celebrating Occupational Therapy Month. It gives us a special opportunity to thank OTs in particular for their great work. Thank you all for taking them time to help people get back to living the life they want! Our Provider of the Month is Wendy Harron from DuPont Hospital for Children. Wendy is one of our superstar pediatric providers, but she also knows what it is like to be the one in need of assistance. Check out her story!
How far would you go to help your child reach their maximum potential? Find out what Susan Sorensen decided to do when she couldn't get Interactive Metronome® training in Hawaii. Now, she is helping kids on the Islands and around the world with IM-Home.
Parkinson’s disease directly affects the central nervous system; it destroys dopamine-generating cells in the brain, resulting in an inability to coordinate movements. It is estimated that up to 10 million people suffer from Parkinson's disease worldwide. While the mind may stay sharp, messages are not reaching their final destination. The disease can leave the individual a prisoner in his own body, a frustrating and terrifying prognosis.
Twenty year old National Institute of Mental Health study on ADHD treatment called into question! New research suggests that combination of behavior therapy and medication may ultimately provide best overall results for children with ADD/ADHD.
Our focus on neuromuscular conditions continues with Huntington's, a truly devastating disease that could be affecting as many as 180,000 people in America. This hereditary disease has been known to stay relatively dormant in some people for 50 years, only to appear after it has been passed on to another generation. Find out how to spot Huntington's.