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How does Interactive Metronome® (IM) Work?
Interactive Metronome® is a PC-based interactive version of the traditional
music metronome. IM trains the brain to plan, sequence and process
information more effectively through repetition of precise activities. The
program typically involves 15 one-hour sessions over a 3 to 5 week period.
A series of hand and foot exercises are performed while IM's patented
auditory guidance system progressively challenges individuals to improve their
accuracy as they actively attempt to match the computer generated beat. The
difference between the individual's response and the reference beat is
measured in milliseconds and a score is provided. Trainees are rewarded for
each "personal best" score achieved along their path to their ultimate
performance goals. Trainees may require additional sessions to reach their
goals. A midterm and final testing demonstrate improvements in millisecond
scores. Professional fees cover the full 15-session program, materials,
professional services, and progress evaluations.
Research has clearly shown that timing plays a vital role in learning and
Interactive Metronome® (IM) is a computer-based training program used to
improve students' timing, concentration and overall performance in
academics, athletics and the performing arts.
The human capacity for timing and rhythmicity plays a fundamental role in
many human behaviors and performance such as bodily coordination,
sequencing activities, cognitive functions, and attentional skills that affect a
person’s academic or work product.
Like stoplights in a big city, timing and rhythmicity help to coordinate and
integrate all of the neural traffic bringing information into the brain via the
senses with all of the neural traffic exiting the brain towards the muscles and
Research has clearly shown that the brain learns through repetition of precise
activities. By keeping the beat, the brain is able to plan, sequence and
process information more effectively.
What is Interactive Metronome® (IM) Training?
Interactive Metronome® is a therapy available to adults and children over six
years old, backed by over a decade of research. Interactive Metronome® is
used to enhance a person's motor
sequencing, timing,attention, and coordination skills. These skills can also
promote learning! They are involved in sensory motor regulation and the ability
to focus and attend. Interactive Metronome® has been proven to improve
coordination, attention, language processing and reading comprehension with
benefits being long-term. It also decreases aggression and moodiness.
Interactive Metronome® helps improve attention of sufferers of ADD/ADHD.
Improved grades in most subjects have resulted during several trials.
Increased ability to stay on task for longer
periods of time, as well as many parents reporting decreased
aggression/acting out behavior, are just some of the benefits of Interactive
Interactive Metronome® involves working with a trained professional and the
use of sophisticated computer software, headphones, and hand and foot
triggers. The program involves keeping time with a computer-generated
‘metronome’ using different actions/movements.
Benefits of Interactive Metronome® (IM) Training:
The brain’s capacity for timing and rhythmicity can be improved through
training which then impacts other brain functions such as:
Focus & Attention - Ability to “Turn On
Focus When Needed
Control of Aggression & Impulsivity - Ability to Focus for Long Periods of
Improved Coordination - Increased Academic Fluency & Performance
Improved Language Processing - Improved Rhythm & Timing
Increased Mental Processing Speed- Sharpened Concentration & Focus
Enhanced Overall Execution- Enhanced Planning & Sequencing Capacities
Improved Organization of Information- More Consistent, Precise, & Efficient
Improved Planning & Sequencing (Coordination, Thinking Skills)
Ability to Focus When Conditions Challenge Attention Span (fatigue, stress,
Who can administer an Interactive Metronome® (IM) Training Session?
All sessions are completed with individualized supervision from certified
personnel. Interactive Metronome® (IM) can only be administered by trained
and certified IM professionals.
Interactive Metronome® & Spirituality
One way of looking at spirituality generically, whether the form it is taking is
associated with a particular religion or not, is to see it as a human attempt to
connect with the creative, governing force in the universe. This connection is
expedited to the degree a person can quiet their mind.
Interactive Metronome® (IM) is one method for helping people quiet their
overactive, racing minds. By quieting the mind we become open to receiving
the messages that surround us or are within us. Seen this way, quieting the
mind becomes a way to strengthen and deepen one's spirituality regardless of
any associated religious doctrine. If you have an interest in strengthening and
deepening your spiritual/religious experience you should consider exploring