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Tara Sherer, IMC
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STATE OF THE ART PROCEDURES FOR EXERCISING THE BRAIN AND IMPROVING TOTAL BODY FUNCTION

Hand and foot triggers are worn or stepped upon precisely measuring timing accuracy. Personal timing is improved by using by using real time, millisecond accurate feedback via the patented guide-sound and visual tracking technologies. A patented software algorithm continually re-defines the just right challenge for each exercise, thus ensuring peak performance.

Thirteen specific motor-exercises retrain the brain by creating new and strengthening existing neuro-pathways. The process is based on the principal of neuro-plasticity which states, “what fires together wires together.” By creating personalized movement patterns to attain specific function goals IM ensures durability of training results.

Interactive Metronome has been shown to improve behavioral, cognitive, communicative and movement challenges to address multiple learning deficits and motor dis-regulations. Neuroscience research has revealed areas of our brain which control rhythm and timing are central to all human performance. The efficiency of our pre-frontal cortex impacts our Executive Function- or the ability to Plan, Process, and execute actions. The cerebellum, amygdala and other vital brain centers regulate our ability to efficiently process auditory proprioceptive and visual inputs.

Scientific research is unlocking new pathways for brain function, repair, and improvement.INTERACTIVE METRONOME plays a vital role in discovery and treatment.

What is IM?

Interactive Metronome (IM) is a computerized program designed to assist with the rehabilitation of brain processing abilities that affect attention, sequencing, and motor planning. This, in turn, strengthens motor skills, attention, focus, planning, organizing, and coordination.

How does IM work?
IM is a goal-oriented training program that challenges the patient to precisely match a computer generated beat with a rhythmic response. Participants coordinate simple exercises (e.g. hand clapping or foot tapping) with a reference tone, heard through ear phones. Sensors placed on the hand or on a foot pad provide concise, immediate feedback reflecting their timing and accuracy within milliseconds of the beat.

Who can benefit from IM?
Students:  ADD/ADHD; high distractibility; dyslexia, and other learning disorders have shown improvement from IM therapy.
Persons with motor, coordination, or sequencing delays have successfully “reset” their timing and improved responses in multiple areas. Learning disabilities, including speech and language, handwriting; reading have shown improvement following treatment, reflected by higher testing scores. Athletes have shown significant improvements in golf, baseball, tennis…all sports.. after “re-setting” their timing and working on improving their response efficiency. There is no limit to the applications which may be used..

ADD/ADHD, DYSLEXIA, STUTTERING, ASPERGER’S, AUTISM, SPD/SI, CAPD, NVLD, CP

Where is IM being used?

Hundreds of hospitals,  physical therapy practices, occupational therapy and speech therapy practices, trainers and athletes, are using or investigating the successful uses of IM.

The Interactive Metronome website: http://www.interactivemetronome.com

SHOW ME THE RESEARCH: http://www.interactivemetronome.com/index.php/science/im-specific-research.html

Case Studies: http://www.interactivemetronome.com/index.php/success-stories.html

Highly informative website: http://www.brainclock.net/

Dr. Kevin McGrew, a reknowned doctor/scientist in the field of brain research, includes IM applications in his ongoing search for new breakthroughs. His blog includes research from many other scientists and sources in the field of brain rehabilitation.