Interactive Metronome

Child working with interactive metronomeInteractive Metronome (IM) is a therapeutic assessment and training program that improves attention, concentration, motor planning and sequencing. This therapy provides a structured, goal-oriented training process that challenges the patient to precisely match a computer generated beat. Participants are instructed to synchronize various hand and foot exercises to a reference tone heard through headphones. The patient attempts to match the rhythmic beat with repetitive movements.

Patients with the following diagnoses may benefit from Interactive Metronome Therapy:

  • Sensory Integration
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • ADHD
  • Stroke
  • Stuttering
  • Aperger’s
  • Autism
  • Central Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Non-verbal Learning Disorder
  • Brain Injury
  • Apraxia
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Limb Amputation

Benefits of this specialized therapy are improvements in:

  • Motor control strength and coordination
  • Balance and gait
  • Language and cognition
  • Attention and concentration
  • Processing
  • Working memory
  • Sequencing