Interactive Metronome Efficacy

Interactive Metronome® (IM) is an evidence-based assessment and training tool that measures & improves Neurotiming, or the synchronization of neural impulses within key brain networks for cognitive, communicative, sensory & motor performance.

IM is known to help adults and children improve in the following areas:

  • Balance/Gait issues
  • Attention/Concentration/Focus
  • Processing Speed
  • Working Memory
  • Executive Functions
  • Speech and Language skills
  • Social skills
  • Activities of Daily Living

We’ve had first-hand success in treating individuals with some of the following diagnoses (not an exhaustive list):

  • ADHD
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Learning Disorders
  • Developmental Trauma
  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Stroke
  • Cognitive Decline
  • In addition to remedial training, IM is also used for Peak Performance enhancement with athletes, executives, artists, and everyday people looking to gain an edge

For additional information or to schedule an appointment, please contact our Certified Interactive Metronome Provider, Burke LeValley, MS, T-LMLP at (913) 257-3161.  We look forward to working with you to achieve your goals!

 

 

 

Citations:

Bonacina, S., Krizman, J., White-Schwoch, T., & Kraus, N. (2018). Clapping in time parallels literacy and calls upon overlapping neural mechanisms in early readers. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, 1423(1, Sp. Iss. SI), 338–348.

Brink S. J., & Kaminski E.M. (2015). EFFECT OF INTERACTIVE METRONOME TREATMENT ON COORDINATION AND GROSS MOTOR SKILLS…American Physical Therapy Association Section on Pediatrics (APTA SoPAC) 2015 Annual Conference, November 6-8 2015, Pittsburgh, PA. Pediatric Physical Therapy, 27(4), E3.

Chakraborty, S., Kaf, W., & Lucker, J. R. (2017). Interactive Metronome: Research Review Related to Treating Auditory Processing Disorders in Children. Journal of the Academy of Rehabilitative Audiology, 50, 28–35.

Cosper SM, Lee GP, Peters SB, & Bishop E. (2009). Interactive Metronome training in children with attention deficit and developmental coordination disorders. International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, 32(4), 331–336.

Ga-Hui Yu, Jae-Shin Lee, Su-Kyoung Kim, & Tae-Hyun Cha. (2017). Effects of interactive metronome training on upper extremity function, ADL and QOL in stroke patients. NeuroRehabilitation, 41(1), 161–168.

Greenspan, S. I. (2002). Rhythm & Timing: Important Keys to Learning. Early Childhood Today, 17(3), 34–35.

Leisman G, Melillo R, Thum S, Ransom MA, Orlando M, Tice C, & Carrick FR. (2010). The effect of hemisphere specific remediation strategies on the academic performance outcome of children with ADD/ADHD. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine & Health, 22(2), 275–283.

More N, & Green M. (2004). Behavior: ask the experts. Does interactive metronome training help ADHD? Contemporary Pediatrics, 21(8), 15.

Nelson, L. A., MacDonald, M., Stall, C., & Pazdan, R. (2013). Effects of interactive metronome therapy on cognitive functioning after blast-related brain injury: A randomized controlled pilot trial. Neuropsychology, 27(6), 666–679.

Park, Y.-Y., & Choi, Y.-J. (2017). Effects of interactive metronome training on timing, attention, working  memory, and processing speed in children with ADHD: a case study of two children. Journal Of Physical Therapy Science, 29(12), 2165–2167.

Ritter, M., Colson, K. A., & Park, J. (2013). Reading intervention using interactive metronome in children with language and reading impairment: A preliminary investigation. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 34(2), 106–119.

Shaffer RJ, Jacokes LE, Cassily JF, Greenspan SI, Tuchman RF, & Stemmer PJ Jr. (2001). Effect of interactive METRONOME training on children with ADHD…including commentary by Koomar J, Burpee JD, DeJean V, Frick S, Kawar MJ, Fischer DM. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 55(2), 155–166.

Silverman, S. J. (2011). Effecting Peak Athletic Performance with Neurofeedback, Interactive Metronome(R)(R), and EMDR: A Case Study. Biofeedback, 39(1), 40–42.