The Interactive Metronome® (IM) is a computer based version of the traditional music metronome.
IM is an auditory-based intervention effective with individuals who experience difficulties with motor planning and sequencing difficulties, rhythm and timing difficulties and primary motor control problems. Which initiate the associated challenges with, language and speech difficulties, learning difficulties, cognitive problems, and social and communicative difficulties.
The Interactive Metronome® program provides a structured, goal-oriented process that challenges the client to synchronise a range of hand and foot exercises to a precise computer-generated reference tone heard through headphones. The client attempts to match the rhythmic beat with repetitive motor actions. A patented auditory-visual guidance system provides immediate feedback measured in milliseconds and a score is provided.
Over the course of sessions changes can be expected in the following areas:
– Attention / Focus
– Motor Control / Coordination
– Language Processing
– Control of Aggression / Impulsivity
– Timing / Sequencing
As a result, children or adults to improve their processing ability for motor planning and sequencing,
as well as strengthening their learning capabilities.
The programme can benefit children and adults with a wide range of physical and cognitive difficulties.
Such as individuals with:
– Mild and Moderate Learning Disabilities
– Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
– Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
– Stroke and or Cerebral Vascular Accident (CVA)
– Parkinson’s Disease
– Pervasive Developmental Disorder (PDD)
– Sensory Integration Difficulties
A program utilising the Interactive Metronome® entails a minimum of 12 hours over 3 to 4 weeks. For the best results it is suggested that training occurs at least 3 times per week.