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.
Sadly, many children go through injuries and conditions that would bring grown men to their knees. Often times, their good spirits and determination make all the difference in treatment. That was the case for Jimmy! After surgery to remove a brain tumor left Jimmy feeling weak and unsteady, but he wasn't going to let it sideline him. He set his mind to getting back to being the active, happy-go-lucky kid he wanted to be and nothing was going to stop Jimmy!Continue reading
Today is Brain Injury Awareness Day and we have the personal story of one of our Providers. Wendy Harron, a wonderful OT and IM Provider shared her story with us and wanted to help us spread awareness for the damaging effects of TBI. Check out her story and feel free to share how brain injuries have impacted your life.Continue reading
We heard the story of Franklin, a young boy with developmental delays, and we just wanted to share. He is such a happy little boy, and for years he was held back by developmental delays...Well, not anymore! Franklin is following instructions, having fun in school, and most importantly, smiling and laughing again. Read more to find out how IM training helped Franklin.Continue reading
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!
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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!Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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...Continue reading
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!Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.Continue reading
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.
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.Continue reading