PROGRAMS - INTERACTIVE METRONOME

 

Does your child lack the ability to regulate impulsivity or aggression? Is your child having difficulty with math, reading fluencyand/or language processing? Does your child fail to maintain focus in the classroom? Or is your child having serious motor control issues? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, read on.

In the last few years, Interactive Metronome services have gained immense popularity as a tool in addressing the underlying issues of special needs children. If you haven’t registeredyour child for Interactive Metronome (IM) training, youcould be missing an opportunity to make learning easier for them. If your child has been facing difficulties in learning basic curriculum, this intense cutting edge computer-powered technology could prove to be a blessing for your child.

 

IM services, previously offered as part of occupational therapy or speech therapy, are now available in the offices of educational therapists at affordable prices. This technology uses hand and foot sensors along with headphones to combine the power of a computer with the principles of the conventional music metronome and measure performance accurately. A typical IM training program includes 15-20 one hour sessions over a 5 week period. The training uses an auditory guidance technique to help participants improvemotor skills, processing speed and timing as they progress through a series of interactive and engaging exercises.

 

You may be wondering, how and to what extent a program like this can help your child. Interactive metronome services are being used by musicians, academicians, and athletes to improve timing, coordination, dexterity, and cadence and also enhance academic achievements significantly.

 

Interactive Metronome programs have proven to be a great learning solution for those with learning disabilities, attention disorders and coordination deficits. IM sessions combined with reading or math therapy help to improve analytical and cognitive abilities of individuals and help them overcome class related anxiety. If you are looking for the best interactive metronome services and reading or math tutoring Houston for your child, browse through www.Thinkersed.com, a one-stop solution for all the learning needs of your growing child.

 

 

Hand and foot sensors are used to objectively measure a user’s planning and sequencing performance during a variety of tapping exercises.

The format of the program provides a structured, graduated; goal oriented training process that can easily be used by children as well as adults.

For most students, the entire program can be completed over a 5 week period.

This program has been shown to improve:

  • Attention & Concentration

  • Motor Planning & Sequencing

  • Language Processing

  • Behavior (Aggression & Impulsivity)

  • Balance and Gait

  • Endurance

  • Strength

  • Motor Skills

  • Coordination

 

The ability to plan and sequence motor actions, rhythmicity and timing are important components of adaptive skills.

  • Coordination

  • Basic thinking

  • Organizing

  • Planning capacities

  • Sequencing of actions and ideas.

 

Motor planning and sequencing problems are many times part of a variety of developmental and learning challenges including:

 

  • Dyspraxia and motor problems

  • Language difficulties

  • Attention challenges

  • Cognitive problems

  • Sensory integration challenges.

 

IM-Home®

 

IM-Home® is available to clients who want to continue their IM therapy in the comfort of their home.

  • Have limited time in their busy schedules to drive to the clinic.

  • Live far from Thinkers.

  • May benefit from extended sessions in order to meet their functional goals.

  • Are looking for a more cost effective way to do IM Therapy.

 

IM-Home® is not meant to replace a patient’s time with their provider. The IM Providers clinical judgment and assessment are critical parts of the patient’s therapy program.

 

IM-Home helps maintain that provider/client relationship in the following ways:

 

  • The IM-Home is only sold to patients that are connected with an IM-Home Specialist.

  • The IM-Home Specialist provides the client with a username and password to enable IM-Home use.

  • The IM-Home Specialist establishes an individual home exercise program that the client is to follow.

  • The client’s exercise scores and daily usages are reported to the IM-Home Specialist after every completed session so that modifications can be made before the next session.

The IM-Home Specialist has the ability to disable and enable the clients account.

 

 

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