Ash refused to let Autism Spectrum Disorder rule his life, learn how his grades and behavioral patterns greatly improved after training with Interactive Metronome. Ash, a 9-year-old boy diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, didn’t typically struggle with his academics but had the tendency to speak out of turn, chew on his clothing or other items he found around him, and had trouble keeping his hands to himself which was often reflected in on his daily report card. After trying other modalities with no improvement, IM was introduced. Ash struggled getting used to the headphones and the rhythm but was excited to try this “new computer game with clapping”. Being a perfectionist, Ash refused to give up and wanted to do better. After months of IM training, he was able to meet his IM goal and it showed not only on his report card but with his abilities to stay on task in class and even lead his gym class in their warm-up exercises.
Brain injuries are very different than any other injury because our brain stores all of our memories, controls our movements, and shapes our personality; the brain is truly the essence of who we are. Brain injuries often lead to multiple complications, such as seizures, coma, fluid and pressure in the skull, infections, nerve damage, blood vessel damage, and cognitive deficits that can result in behavioral and emotional changes. Individuals often find that they have trouble with memory, problem-solving/decision-making skills, attention, language/speaking, writing, impulse control, anxiety, depression, balance, and hand-eye coordination. Learn how Interactive Metronome®can help brain injury sufferers by working to physiologically change the functional brain networks that control rhythm and timing.
We are excited to provide you with a deeper look into the IM360 delivery model and how IM and IM-Home can play a vital role in your practice presented by Dr. Douglas Stephey. Dr. Stephey is an Optometrist (who also holds a master’s degree in Education) boasts 20-years as being an IM Provider! Learn how he has leveraged IM-Home to broaden his reach in his clinical practice.
Have you heard of Interactive Metronome? It is an evidence-based training and assessment tool that has been proven to improve cognition, attention, focus, memory, speech/language, executive functioning, comprehension, and motor[...]
Learn how this mom stopped at nothing to improve the quality of life for her son - "Having a son with ADHD and on the Autism Spectrum, I made it my mission to hunt for treatments that could improve his quality of life. His inability to focus, follow directions and complete tasks made the traditional classroom almost unbearable. Mainstream medicine was unable to offer solutions. After a parade of specialists, various restrictive diets, multiple medications, and tutors I was disheartened and exhausted. My son’s condition seemed to be worsening with digestive issues, migraines, anxiety, and depression. There had to be something that would help him..."
International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. Over the past 20 years, many people have helped to shape Interactive Metronome, and this month, we want to showcase some of the women who have worked to understand IM’s efficacy as a therapeutic modality for rehab & therapy professionals around the world!
Gavin a 10-year-old, IM-Home user, who has ASD and associated anxiety, typically can only remain calm for seconds to minutes during assemblies and concerts. After 8 sessions of IM-Home, it was unclear if there were any changes with Gavin, that is, until this year’s Christmas concert that his parents noticed a huge difference− "This year was different. His class was performing last. He sat through the entire concert calmly and quietly. When it was his class' turn, he was able to join them on stage. And he sang. And the whole time, he was tapping out the metronome beat on his leg.” His parents were so happy. They never expected to be able to see him perform in a Christmas concert, so it was a huge treat for them.
We love being able to share the success stories provided to us by IM Provider about their clients. Here is one story about a young boy named Emmitt, who has been diagnosed with high-functioning autism; and how with a little IM best practices and the ingenuity of an IM Provider helped him experience things in a new way!
In this first study of its kind, Bonacina et al. provide evidence for how rhythmic skills interconnect and develop in school-age children. Of particular interest is the finding that children who clapped to a beat during the Interactive Metronome (IM) condition, while receiving feedback for millisecond timing, demonstrated the least variability in their synchronization and performed better on all of the other rhythm activities evaluated. Rhythm is complicated, there are several rhythm intelligences, and IM alone impacts all of the vital rhythms that are so important to the development of language and literacy.