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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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Can IM training still be beneficial if a client requires total hand-over-hand assistance?

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, can IM training be beneficial if a client requires total hand-over-hand assistance?

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Should distractions be added to 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, should distractions be added to IM and how soon?

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Yep, we are on board. It took us a little time to get everybody together in the office and get it filmed, but we took the challenge. ALS is a serious condition that affects thousands of people; striking with no rhyme or reason, and often with no warning. Help us defeat ALS one cold shower at a time!

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Tips for Back to School Success

It is that time of year, school time! Everybody has either gotten back to school or will be returning over the next few days, so we wanted to get some tips out to start of the new school year on the right foot. How can Interactive Metronome help prepare your child to succeed? Wendy Harron, an awesome OT and IM Provider, has the answers. Read more to find out how to get back in routine and practice skills with your children during the new school year.

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Is my client a candidate for 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: is my client a candidate for IM training?

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Meet September's Provider of the Month: Dillen Hartley

This month we shine the spotlight on Dillen Hartley, an Occupational Therapist and IM Provider from upstate South Carolina. Dillen has hosted webinars for Interactive Metronome, teaches certification courses, serves on our clinical advisory board and still finds time to run multiple clinics that provide services to clients of all ages! Wowwy wow, Dillen! Incredible work, and it is time to show him some love.

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Do some IM modifications decrease the efficacy of IM?

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 she tackles a big one for Providers, are all heel exercises created equal?

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Why is 54 beats per minute the key?

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 she tackles a big one for Providers, why is IM training's default setting 54 beats per minute?

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Featured in the News: A Focused Brain - Business Matters

Three years ago, Lisa Poe started A Focused Brain. Now, whether you are in Madison, MS, the Czech Republic or Trinidad, Lisa can help with your neurological disorders. As an IM Provider, she helps clients of all ages overcome timing issues, cognitive deficits and trouble with motor planning & sequencing. It even helped bring the family together. Check out Lisa and her husband discuss their growing practice.

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What do low pre-LFA scores mean? Will IM still be helpful?

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 she tackles a big one for Providers, can IM training benefit clients that don't show signs of poor timing on the pre-LFA?

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Working with coexisting diagnoses

Have you ever working with a client that had more than one diagnosis? Of course, often ADHD and autism, autism and SPD, ADHD and CP, etc. are present in children with developmental delays. So, how can Interactive Metronome help take training to the next level no matter what the diagnosis? Wendy Harron, an awesome OT and IM Provider, has the answers. Read more to find out how to work with cormorbid diagnoses.

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What do you know about Sluggish Cognitive Tempo (SCT)?

Attention disorders are on the rise in America. With so many kids being medicated for ADHD, what is the likelihood that there is another attention disorder actually at play? Some researchers think it very likely; in fact, many think that millions of kids are misdiagnosed. Read more to find out about a new condition, sluggish cognitive tempo (SCT).

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Meet August's Provider of the Month: Angie Cilluffo

This month we shine the spotlight on Angie Cilluffo, an educator and IM Provider from Greensboro, NC. Angie works wonders with children who have reading and handwriting difficulties, and still finds the time to treat people of all ages who are just looking to improve their overall timing. After seeing the results of IM with her own son, Angie was hooked. Find out how Angie incorporates IM into her training!

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IM training and the fight or flight response

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 she tackles a big one for Providers, how to work with autistic children who may be having comorbid sensory issues.

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IM training, Loading and SPD

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 she tackles a big one for Providers, how to deal with SPD clients that require heavy "modulation."

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Can IM help with dementia and Alzheimer's?

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 she tackles a big one for Providers, can IM training help dementia and Alzheimer's. Short answer, yes! But read more to find out how.

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Rhythm Nation

So, you think you can dance? No, not the television show; can you actually dance? You have rhythm, we promise...well, maybe. Even if you can't dance, your brain can keep a beat. It needs the beat. It needs rhythm, and the whole system relies on Neurotiming®. Don't believe us? Read more. Plus, find out why that new Iggy Azalea song is stuck in your brain.

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Summer Break? Hardly

This month is National Parks and Recreation Month, which is a great reminder to get outside and enjoy all of the wonderful learning activities that await children in the great outdoors. You don't have to be Leslie Knope to love parks, but we could take a page from her playbook. So put on some tennis shoes, get the kids packed up and let's go get some sun!

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Resistant client? Motor deficits may be the root of the problem

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 she tackles a big one for Providers, resistant clients and how much to adjust training for dyspraxia.

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