What is IM (Interactive Metronome)?
The Interactive Metronome (IM) is a brain-based rehabilitation assessment and training program developed to directly improve the processing abilities that affect attention, motor planning, and sequencing. This, in turn, strengthens motor skills, including mobility and gross motor function, and many fundamental cognitive capacities such as planning, organizing, and language.
Who Can Benefit?
Individuals with motor planning and sequencing problems, speech and language delays, motor and sensory disorders, learning deficits, and various cognitive and physical difficulties may benefit from the IM program. Adult and pediatric patients who have benefited from IM include those with:
- Sensory Integration Disorder
- Asperger Syndrome
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Cerebral Palsy
Motor planning and sequencing problems have been linked to a variety of developmental, behavioral, and learning challenges. More than a decade of clinical research on IM demonstrates gains in motor planning and sequencing lead to improvement in:
- Attention and Concentration
- Language Processing
- Behavior (Aggression and Impulsivity)
- Motor Control and Coordination
- Academic Performance
* The above information was provided by Cheryl Miller-Scott, OTR/L, the National Director of Clinical Services, Health South Hospitals