How Can Metronome Rhythm Training Help Your Child?

How Can Metronome Rhythm Training Help Your Child?

Dyslexia. ADHD. Autism. SPD.

Your child has a diagnosis and now needs an intervention.

One that truly makes a difference, measurably and systematically.

Recent studies investigating methods to improve mental functioning show that through a coordinated, research-based plan, you can take measures to help retrain your child’s brain, and reduce the negative impact of many common learning disabilities and developmental conditions.

The plan showing significant amounts of promise– and real results– is metronome rhythm training.

Results without drugs

“The Interactive Metronome is spectacularly helpful. It is one of the most promising developments with non-medication of ADHD that’s come along in a long while… This is a really solid, extremely helpful non-medication (intervention) not only for ADHD but for mental functioning in general.”

~Edward Hallowell MD, author of Driven to Distraction, leading clinician and speaker on ADHD

Metronome training is a unique technology program that employs interactive activities and exercises, without medication. Using auditory and visual guidance systems, your child’s rhythm and timing are measured and improved, using computer software in dedicated therapy settings and at home. Naturally and intentionally, your child will learn to process information more successfully.

Results through structure, repetition, and goal setting

“Attention, learning and problem solving depend in part on the ability to plan and sequence actions and ideas. The Interactive Metronome helps individuals systematically exercise and often improve basic motor planning and sequencing capacities.”

~Stanley Greenspan, MD, noted child psychiatrist, former head of the NIMH, Chairman of IM’s Scientific Advisory Board

Your child would be given the opportunity to engage in a series of synchronized hand/foot exercises coordinated with very precise computer-generated tones. Listening through headphones, he or she will try to keep time using prearranged, repetitive motor actions.

As the program progresses, your child’s focus and attention will increase for longer durations.  Physical stamina will improve, and the ability to filter out irrelevant distractions (internally and externally) will expand, as well as the ability to keep track of his or her own mental and bodily actions. As these skills progress, so will your child’s overall performance.

Results geared toward mind/body harmony

“Most all human behavior involves a brain clock system to coordinate microsecond-based signals in the brain. Interventions that fine tune the brain clock can improve human performance from student school learning to adults recovering from a stroke.”

~Dr. Kevin McGrew, PhD., Director of Science and Research Interactive Metronome Director of the Institute for Applied Psychometrics (IAP)

Interactive metronome therapy is unique in its approach to your child’s general functioning. Instead of addressing symptoms piecemeal, it seeks to improve “domain-general mechanisms.” That is, the internal timing mechanism that supports sleep cycles, speech patterns, attention span, and the general efficiency of communication between the left and right hemispheres of the brain will be addressed.

Research indicates that a variety of conditions, much like the challenges your child faces, could be compromised deficiencies in temporal processing, or problems with timing in the brain.

Merging whole body movement and cognitive activity has been shown to provide the best results for helping your child achieve the necessary neuro-timing.

Interactive metronome therapy helps harmonize thinking and physical action together in a fun, organized way. It provides real-time feedback, and puts your child on a path to synchronizing his or her “internal clock.”

Essentially, your child’s distracting or racing thoughts, difficulties with social and cognitive expression, troubles with physical coordination, and more are improved due to efforts to improve the functional networks in his or her brain.

Through metronome rhythm training, your child’s mental processing can be enhanced, and he or she can enjoy a life more “in sync” with the world.