This tool is used on neurological conditions that affect cognitive and motor functions. It works on both adults and children.
IM assesses and treats patients, while ensuring they see progress as it occurs.
Interactive Metronome improves:
- Language processing
- Reading and math fluency
- Impulse control
- Motor skills
The “metronome” part of the therapy refers to your brain’s internal clock, which keeps time in various intervals. This timing, called “temporal processing,” is responsible for knowing where a sound is coming from, for waking up and putting to sleep our brain, for focusing attention, reading comprehension, memory, speech processing and much more.
Many conditions may influence this internal clock, including ADHD, dyslexia, autism and Parkinson’s. Brain injury and stroke can also disrupt the timing.
Interactive Metronome therapy addresses this internal timing with a game-like approach that provides feedback down to the millisecond. This helps synchronize the brain’s timing.
Exercises are customized and become increasingly complex, using both brain and physical processing. Rather than repeating patterns, IM therapy engages and challenges patients — and lets them see their rapid improvement.