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Carl Grows Stronger with IM

Carl was a young man with developmental delays, a previous head injury and a pretty toxic home environment. Fortunately, Carl has found a loving new home and he began receiving therapy for his conditions. With the dedicated support of his family, a great group of therapist and educators, and some IM training, Carl is now on the road to success. Today, he is doing good in school and he is finally able to enjoy a day in the park!

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March's Provider of the Month: Todd Sullivan, PT, PCS

March is a big time month. March gets to kick off Spring, and it has a major holiday too...sure, St. Patrick's Day is major. If you read our last blog post (which we know you did), you also know it is home to a whopping six awareness months that affect our Provider network. Wow! Big time! So we needed a big time Provider to rock out March with us. Drumroll please... This month we chose Todd Sullivan, a fantastic Physical Therapist who works tirelessly to help children overcome everything from developmental delays to brain injuries to conditions like cerebral palsy and down syndrome. Check out his profile to find out more about how he and the folks at Blake Medical Center use IM training to help children succeed.

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Spring to Attention

When they were handing out awareness months, March really stepped up to the plate. It is home to not just one, but six awareness initiatives that are important to our Provider network. But never fear, we've got your back! Check out all of our great resources to help you raise awareness in March.

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IM helps shave strokes off Dennis' game

IM training is great for anybody. You don't have to be experiencing a deficit to benefit from timing & rhythm training. Like anything, practice makes perfect. Neurotiming is a skill that can be improved and that means improvement in daily life. Synchronizing the communication between brain and body has been shown to improve everything from working memory to balance and coordination. Find out how Dennis used IM training to gain an edge on the golf course and in daily life!

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Beating ADHD with IM Training

Dean is a young boy with an all too common problem; he has ADHD and it is affecting his behavior and ability to complete assignments at school. Scratch that..."was affecting his behavior and ability to complete assignments at school." After just a few weeks of IM training, Dean is already working to control his impluses, he is more motivated and he is dominating spelling tests that used to give him difficulty. Read more to find out how Interactive Metronome changed Dean's life and how it can help you control ADHD without medication.

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Meet February's Provider of the Month: Derek Layton

This February, we shine the spotlight on Derek Layton, a wonderful Speech-Language Pathologist who works out of HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Jonesboro, AR. Derek spends his time treating a variety of clients alongside Occupational and Physical Therapists, working to heal the whole mind and body. Check out Derek's story here...

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Time to Reorganize

With the new year upon us, children have a lot going on. Between new classes, new teachers and cold, wet weather, the last thing any child needs is a cluttered play area. How frustrating! Check out these tips from Wendy Harron, IM Provider and a wonderful OT!

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Should I be at 54 bpm?

In the past, we have covered why 54 bpm is the starting IM tempo, and why 54 bpm is so special. However, there are times when going slower or faster is not only acceptable, but can advance training. Find out more in this article from Amy Vega, our Clinical Education Director and a fabulous SLP.

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Breaking News: ADHD drugs greatly decrease academic performance in children, study finds

Exciting new research finally addresses the long-term effects of ADHD medication on academic performance. Researchers from Princeton University, Cornell University and the University of Toronto have teamed up to look at a growing problem in America, Quebec and the rest of the world--the use of stimulant medication to treat children with ADHD.

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Back to School Tips

Going back to school in the new year is exciting for children, but it can be scary too. Taking a little time to get back on track can make all the difference for your kids. At IM, we are dedicated to success from the classroom to the boardroom so we wanted to share some tips to help make that transition easier.

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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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