What is Interactive Metronome (IM)
The Interactive Metronome is a therapeutic assessment and training program that improves attention, concentration, motor planning and sequencing. Improvements in those areas result in a stronger motor control, coordination and enhanced balance. Children can also demonstrate improved language, attention/concentration, and cognition.
Interactive Metronome provides a structured, goal-oriented program that challenges the patient to synchronize a range of whole body exercises to a precise computer-generated beat. The child attempts to match the rhythmic beat with repetitive motor movements. IM’s game-like features engage the child with auditory and visual guidance and provides real-time feedback while encouraging him/her to improve their scores.
A number of occupational and speech therapists at Child’sPlay are certified IM providers. Interactive Metronome is also a vital element in our “Focal Point” program for children with ADD/ADHD.