Interactive Metronome & IM-Home Blog

Get the latest news on Interactive metronome training, it's application and breakthroughs as well as insights in the science behind it and the latest tips and success stories from clients and therapist using IM and IM-Home.

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
  • Bloggers
    Bloggers Search for your favorite blogger from this site.
  • Login
    Login Login form
Recent blog posts

Meet July's Provider of the Month: Mary Jones

This July, we shine the spotlight on Mary Jones. Mary has been a Provider for over a decade and serves on Interactive Metronome's Clinical Advisory Board and just recently finished presenting our new Pediatric Coaching Program in a 10 module online webinar series. Check out some more great tips from Mary about dealing with patients from all backgrounds!

Continue reading
Hits: 1385 0 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0

Welcome our new Clinical Advisory Board!

Attention IM Providers, we have a new Clinical Advisory Board! Help us in welcoming these wonderful therapists and IM specialists who work tirelessly to help us provide the highest quality service to our network of Providers.

Continue reading
Hits: 3200 0 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0

SPD, allergies and the "itchy" sensation during IM training explained

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 in a weekly series. This time we are covering the "itchy" sensation that some children get during IM training. We will cover the cause and how to help alleviate the problem.

Continue reading
Hits: 2328 0 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0

Dietary Change: How eating metal can help your body and brain

In Part IV of our series You Are What You Eat, we explore trace minerals. These minerals may be used in small doses, but they sure are big players when it comes to your overall health...and that includes proper brain function. Read more to find out how metals you find in your money, pipes and car can help yo ulive a happy, healthy life.

Continue reading
Hits: 10284 0 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0

It All Matters: White Matter and You

We have talked before about how fast your brain really is, but how do those signals get to their final destination? Check out our exploration of white matter tracts and how they relate to your brain's overall health and functionality.

Continue reading
Hits: 3028 0 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0

How Many Claps 'Til You Reach the End of 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 in a weekly series. This time we are covering the length of IM training. Many people look at this as a certain number of claps; so, how many claps does it take to reach the end of the average IM training plan.

Continue reading
Hits: 1042 0 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0

Meet Tina Blue, the Virgin Island's 1st IM Provider

Meet Tina Blue, a world class OT who has been practicing for decades. She moved to the Virgin Islands in 2001 and opened her own practice in 2012. In this article, Tina talks about how she has utilized IM with clients from all walks of life, even some superstar athletes. Read more to find out how Tina has been helping clients get the most out of therapy.

Continue reading
Hits: 1300 0 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0

Explaining the benefits of IM to a parent

From time to time, we 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 in a weekly series. Each week, we will address one topic in-depth that has plagued our Providers. So, be sure to check back here for all the answers to your questions. While you're at it, send in a question that has been on your mind. You never know who else it may help.

Continue reading
Hits: 1104 0 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0

Using IM with difficult children

Sometimes therapy sessions just don't go how you planned, but how you respond can make all of the difference in the world. Wendy Harron, a wonderful OT and one of our favorite bloggers, has some great tips for working with children who may have a difficult time following directions or understanding what is needed from them.

Continue reading
Hits: 1363 0 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0

"Brain: an apparatus with which we think we think"

Your brain is an incredibly fast, effective and efficient machine that makes about 10,402,560,000,000,000,000,000 calculations per day if everything is running smoothly. That also leaves a lot of room for error. So how does that three pound fat ball on your shoulders control all of that information? Read more to find out about brain communication and information processing.

Continue reading
Hits: 4612 0 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0

Sensory Processing Disorder and Inhibition Control

Ever wondered why so many children have SPD co-morbidity? Research suggest that our understanding of SPD may be flawed. Check out this new blog from Amy Vega, an awesome SLP and IM's Clinical Education Director. She explains how controlling inhibition could help children overcome SPD.

Continue reading
Hits: 1610 0 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0

Motivation: How to motivate the very young

She did it again! Wendy Harron has your back when it comes to motivating children. This time she wraps up her series with tips to motivate very young children, who may be difficult to work with because of their need for external motivation, attention spans and extra energy.

Continue reading
Hits: 1485 0 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0

Meet June's Provider of the Month: Lori Schmidt

Our Provider of the Month for June is Lori Schmidt, an educator from Topeka, Kansas. Lori works in her own clinic to provide services for clients from ages 3 to 83. She has used Interactive Metronome to help those with conditions such as ADHD, LD and austim; she also works with athletes and professionals who are just looking for that edge. We want to thank Lori for all of her hard work and the many hours devoted to helping others. Fantastic, Lori!

Continue reading
Hits: 3788 0 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0

IM Training Kickstarts Stroke Therapy

We hear some great stories from Wendy Harron, an amazing OT and IM Provider. She has worked with patients from all backgrounds and her experience with kids has helped her really take training to the next level. Today, Wendy shares a wonderful story of a girl who suffered from a stroke before birth. See how IM training and Wendy's dedication helped Holly become part of the conversation.

Continue reading
Hits: 1040 0 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0

May's Provider of the Month: Mary Schlesinger

This month, we shine the spotlight on a great educator from the Washington DC area, Mary Schlesinger. Mary works with clients of all ages, and with a variety of conditions. Whether it is infants with SPD or adults dealing with strokes, Mary works tirelessly to help her clients succeed with the help of IM training. Read more to check out more about her great work!

Continue reading
Hits: 3739 0 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0

Changing Lives with IM

Jorden is an awesome kid! We are just happy that IM could be part of his life and really help take his therapy sessions to the next level. Kudos, Jorden! Keep up the great work and we look forward to hearing that you are doing fantastic for years to come.

Continue reading
Hits: 941 0 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0

Using IM to Work on Attention: Auditory and Visual

From time to time, we 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 in a weekly series. Each week, we will address one topic in-depth that has plagued our Providers. So, be sure to check back here for all the answers to your questions. While you're at it, send in a question that has been on your mind. You never know who else it may help.

Continue reading
Hits: 3019 0 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0

Peak Performance IM Poem

We received this poem from one of our IM providers, Angie Cilluffo, of Peak Performance Learning Center. She brightened our days with this news and we wanted to pass it along to everyone.

Tagged in: IM Provider IM success
Continue reading
Hits: 1766 0 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0

How To Use Difficulty Settings With IM Training

From time to time, we 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 in a weekly series. Each week, we will address one topic in-depth that has plagued our Providers. So, be sure to check back here for all the answers to your questions. While you're at it, send in a question that has been on your mind. You never know who else it may help.

Continue reading
Hits: 1521 0 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0

Motivation: How to Motivate 7-11 year-olds

Motivating pre-teens is a unique challenge. They may be too young to be fully motivated internally, which requires some sort of reward system. The trick is finding a system that is engaging and motivating for kids without breaking the bank, or teaching children that they will always be paid to complete training.

Continue reading
Hits: 4457 0 Comments
Rate this blog entry:
0