INTERACTIVE METRONOME THERAPY
REVOLUTIONARY THERAPY FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS SUFFERING FROM THE EFFECTS OF ADHD, AUTISM, DYSLEXIA, STROKE, PARKINSONS AND OTHER DISORDERS AVAILABLE IN Sparta/Newton NJ
Special Needs NJ Offers Interactive Metronome Training to Improve Cognitive, Behavioral, Social and Motor Skills
Special Needs NJ will be offering a therapy to improve speech/communication, coordination and learning, in adults and children suffering from a number of conditions including ADHD and Autism, as well as the physical effect of stroke and Parkinson’s. Interactive Metronome® (IM) is a computer-based technology that encourages users to match the computer’s rhythm, thereby improving their internal sense of timing, An increasing amount of scientific evidence demonstrates that the brain’s internal clock is integral in the development and maintenance of many cognitive, behavioral, social and motor skills.
Unfortunately, when the brain’s timing malfunctions due to a medical condition—such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autism—or is disrupted by a stroke, a traumatic brain injury, or even a degenerative disease like Parkinson’s, the associated physical, mental and emotional symptoms can be difficult to overcome. Locally, Special Needs NJ now offers Interactive Metronome’s ‘rhythmic and movement training exercises to improve functioning in children and adults.
“We’ve always known that timing in the brain affected a wide variety of conditions, but until Interactive Metronome we did not have a single therapy that could improve timing in both children and adults” says Linda Leenstra of Special Needs NJ. “Both our therapists and patients find Interactive Metronome to be a challenging, yet fun therapy that keeps their attention, and produces significant results.”
Interactive Metronome involves the principles of the traditional musical metronome, combined with the precision of a personal computer to create engaging interactive training exercises. The program uses head phones along with hand and foot sensors to coordinate movements to computer-generated musical beats. Like training wheels on a bicycle, a patented auditory guidance system progressively challenges participants to improve their motor planning, sequencing and rhythmic timing performance.
Interactive Metronome® training is currently available in Sparta, Andover, and Newton and through a growing network of innovative clinical therapists, child psychologists, and educational specialists throughout the United States. The training can also be done in the comfort of your own home, with IM-Home.
For local information call Special Needs NJ at (973) 940-6923 A company that cares for ALL people with “Special Needs,” by providing Educational Consultation/Advocacy, IEP reviews and services, Tutoring, ABA, Speech, OT, and PT therapies, and soon… Interactive Metronome!!
or visit www.interactivemetronome.com or www.imhome.org or call toll free 877-994-6776 to be connected to a provider in your area.