Interactive Metronome (IM) is a computer-based treatment tool used to strengthen motor, cognitive, and sensory organization skills, which are important to performing everyday activities such as walking, talking, reading, and planning or sustaining attention. Interactive Metronome therapy challenges individuals to synchronize a range of hand and foot movements (tapping exercises) to computer-generated sounds, which are heard through headphones, and matching rhythmic beats with different motor actions (clapping, toe taps, etc.). These movements and motor actions are then incorporated into therapeutic activities that include touching targets on a wall, bouncing a ball, multitasking using simple math, and clapping repeating patterns.
We Treat the Following Diagnoses & Conditions:
- Developmental, learning (non-verbal, dyslexia) or neuro-cognitive disabilities
- Cerebral palsy, muscular sclerosis, stroke, TBI, spinal cord injury, or balance disorders
- Sensory integration, ADHD, central auditory processing disorder, or autism spectrum disorder/Asperger’s
A provider referral for occupational therapy is required. The referral needs to include the diagnosis and specify Interactive Metronome with OT services. The referral can be faxed to Rehabilitation Services at (603) 330-8949.