Interactive Metronome® (IM) is both a mode of assessment and training that can support the improvement of a neurological process called Neurotiming. Neurotiming involves the synching up of neural impulses in various areas of the brain which improves concentration and teaches the brain to work more efficiently.
The neural impulses of the brain affected by IM training include those involved in: communication, cognition, as well as motor and sensory performance.
IM is evidence-based and provides multi-sensory (visual and auditory) feedback in real-time down to the millisecond as the client engages a trigger, trying to keep time with a set beat to promote improvement in Neurotiming.
Please see the Interactive Metronome® website for further information and resources
Trained therapists which can include: occupational, speech, and physical therapists, set up specific hand & foot exercises with increasing difficulty and challenge depending on the individual’s needs, which may include:
• Processing Speed and Self-Regulation
• Working Memory and Executive Functions
• Expressive & Receptive Language
• Reading Comprehension, Rate, and Fluency
• Upper Extremity Function and Motor Coordination
• Athletic Performance
Beth Osten & Associates offers Interactive Metronome® intensives, which typically consist of 10-15 sessions within three weeks.
Other clinical service, methods, and programs we often use in conjunction with Interactive Metronome® treatment.
Occupational therapy helps children and adults develop the skills needed for play, socialization, learning, and participation in daily activities.
Speech-language pathology addresses a wide range of communicative needs in order to promote effective and functional interactions.