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Autism NoteBook: Training the Brain to Keep Time

Do you know how timing in the brain can affect children with autism? Many of the symptoms associated with autism are also directly related to Neurotiming®, more specifically, deficient Neurotiming®. Find out more in this article from the December/January '15 Edition of the Autism NoteBook.

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IM-Home for the Holidays: 8 Tips to Make Your Holiday Break Fun and Educational

Don't let that time inside go to waste. The holiday break is a wonderful opportunity to relax with family and friends, but it is also a great time to keep young minds active during the time away from school.

In our new ebook, we've got you covered! Check out all the wonderful tips on making your holiday a memorable break, not one you would rather forget.

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Am I a Candidate for IM Training?

Have you ever wondered if you or a family member was a candidate for IM training? Amy Vega, our Clinical Education Director and a fabulous SLP, has created a checklist to help clients, parents and professionals determine if they are dealing with any conditions that may make them a good candidate for IM training.

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BrainBeat and ADHD

The consumer product BrainBeat® is making waves in the ADHD community by harnessing the power of Interactive Metronome® and Neurotiming® to enhance sustained attention, working memory and processing speed!

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Body Movement Selectively Shapes the Neural Representation of Musical Rhythms

Exciting research study from the Institute of Neuroscience, System and Cognition Department, the Universite Catholique de Louvain, and the International Laboratory for Brain, Music and Sound Research. This study highlights the differences in brain responses (as measured by electroencephalography) before, during and after participants were moving to a rhythm.

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December's Providers of the Month: Inclusive Sports and Fitness, Inc.

This month, we are focusing on two amazing Providers at Inclusive Sports and Fitness, Inc., a nonprofit 501(3) (c) organization whose mission is to provide skilled therapeutic services that maximize a child's capacity to play sports and recreational activities.

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SPD and the Holidays

The holidays are here. Whether you've got family coming into town over the next month, or you will be the guest, here are some quick tips to make holidays fun for kids with SPD. Remember, there is a lot of new and exciting stimuli during the holidays and it can be overwhelming for individuals with sensory integration issues. We've got you covered with tips on shopping, holiday visitors and meals.

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Hand-over-hand IM training and autism

We often get questions on how to use IM with specific populations, how to work with the equipment and anything else that is causing our Providers headaches. Amy Vega, a fabulous SLP and our Clinical Education Director, is here to answer those questions from time to time. Today, she tackles an important question for parents and our OT and PT professionals: I know every kid is different, but approximately how many sessions would be typical for an almost non-speaking 15 yo with autism?

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Is Visual or Auditory IM Training More Appropriate?

We often get questions on how to use IM with specific populations, how to work with the equipment and anything else that is causing our Providers headaches. Amy Vega, a fabulous SLP and our Clinical Education Director, is here to answer those questions from time to time. Today, she tackles an important question for parents and our OT and PT professionals: is it by seeing the information or hearing it that your client pays attention to it and comprehends it best in daily life?

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Toe-Walking and IM Training

We often get questions on how to use IM with specific populations, how to work with the equipment and anything else that is causing our Providers headaches. Amy Vega, a fabulous SLP and our Clinical Education Director, is here to answer those questions from time to time. Today, she tackles an important question for parents and our OT and PT professionals: will IM training help alleviate toe-walking? 

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How to Use IM with Sound Therapy

We often get questions on how to use IM with specific populations, how to work with the equipment and anything else that is causing our Providers headaches. Amy Vega, a fabulous SLP and our Clinical Education Director, is here to answer those questions from time to time. Today, she tackles an important question for Providers: how are professionals using sound therapies (TLP, iLS, etc.) in conjunction with IM training? 

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Adopting IM into a School Setting

We often get questions on how to use IM with specific populations, how to work with the equipment and anything else that is causing our Providers headaches. Amy Vega, a fabulous SLP and our Clinical Education Director, is here to answer those questions from time to time. Today, she tackles an important question for Educators: can you provide me with evidence-based information/research to take to the school board to support the purchase?

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Timing or Sequencing, Which Comes First?

We often get questions on how to use IM with specific populations, how to work with the equipment and anything else that is causing our Providers headaches. Amy Vega, a fabulous SLP and our Clinical Education Director, is here to answer those questions from time to time. This time she actually tackles two important questions for Providers: should training focus more on the timing or the sequencing initially?

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ADHD, Dyslexia and IM Training

We often get questions on how to use IM with specific populations, how to work with the equipment and anything else that is causing our Providers headaches. Amy Vega, a fabulous SLP and our Clinical Education Director, is here to answer those questions from time to time. This time she actually tackles two important questions for Providers: Are there any specific strategies for using IM with individuals who have ADHD or Dyslexia? and How does IM compare to ADHD medication?

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How to Make Homework Time Fun

Homework doesn't have to be a bad experience. Sure, children can lose motivation at times, especially after a long day at school. Wendy Harron, an awesome OT and IM Provider, is back with some tips to keep kids' on track and heading for success with homework. Check out her great tips on getting kids to stay still, stay focused and stay healthy.

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National Physical Therapy Month

October is National Physical Therapy Month and we want to say thank you to all of our PT Providers who work tirelessly to help individuals recover from serious injuries, accidents and motor conditions that have robbed them of the quality of life. We are dedicated to help you get your clients back on their feet and back to ADLs...Awesome Daily Living.

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Improving Concentration with IM Training

We often get questions on how to use IM with specific populations, how to work with the equipment and anything else that is causing our Providers headaches. Amy Vega, a fabulous SLP and our Clinical Education Director, is here to answer those questions from time to time. This time she tackles a important one for Providers: what type of IM training is more important for children with concentration issues?

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Family Fun

It is fall, kids are back in school and many families are still recovering from summer camps, trips and expenses! But don't let the changing seasons keep you from enjoy some family fun. Wendy Harron, an awesome OT and IM Provider, is back with some tips to keep kids' minds and bodies active and safe. Read more to find out how to create your own family fun times.

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ADHD and Brain Connectivity

Check out our friend Dr. Kevin McGrew's blog about ADHD and brain connectivity. In it, he explores the science behind white matter connections and how it affects children with ADHD. Read more information on ADHD and several other neurological conditions, research and interesting science over on www.brainclock.net.

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How do you slow down a hyperanticipatory client?

We often get questions on how to use IM with specific populations, how to work with the equipment and anything else that is causing our Providers headaches. Amy Vega, a fabulous SLP and our Clinical Education Director, is here to answer those questions from time to time. This time she tackles a big one for Providers, how can you help slow down a client that is hyperanticipatory?

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