People who may benefit from use of the Interactive Metronome® (IM) include children and adults with attention deficit disorders, motor planning problems, poor coordination, post-stroke or traumatic brain injury issues, gross and fine-motor concerns, and some learning and language disorders.
The IM combines principles of the music metronome with the power of a computer to precisely measure and improve human performance. Interactive Metronome training typically consists of 15 one-hour sessions with a speech or occupational therapist, with appointments scheduled three to five times per week.
For an appointment, call 612-262-7900.
A double-blind, placebo-controlled study of individuals diagnosed with ADHD, found those undergoing IM training showed significant improvements in attention and focus, motor control and coordination, control of aggression and impulsivity, reading, and language processing. The study was published in the American Journal of Occupational Therapy, March 2001.