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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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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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