The Interactive Metronome (IM) therapy method offered at Therapy Works for Kids of Havertown, PA is a brain-based program developed to directly improve the processing abilities associated with several diagnosis:
• Attention, Distractibility
• Sequencing Challenges
• Motor Planning Difficulties
• Language Delays
• Reading and Decoding Challenges
• Processing and Timing Deficits
Interactive Metronome has an overwhelming amount of research supporting its positive impact on attention deficits, impulsivity, organization and sequencing challenges as well as many academics challenges relating to mathematics and reading.
The interactive metronome program provides a structured, goal-oriented training process that facilitates development of attention and motor skills. The fun and engaging program acts like a video game but challenges your child to precisely self-monitor their responses, leading to increase in executive functioning.
There are several benefits to the interactive metronome training including improvements in behavioral issues such as aggressions, impulsiveness, comprehension and retention of reading and math concepts, as well as motor coordination. In children diagnosed with ADHD, a study published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy (March, 2001) showed significant improvement in attention, self-control, coordination, and reading/language skills after the completion of an interactive metronome program.