Interactive Metronome ®

Interactive Metronome

What is the Service? The Interactive Metronome (IM) is a brain-based rehabilitation assessment and training program that directly improves the processing abilities that affect attention, motor planning, and sequencing. This, in turn, strengthens motor skills, including mobility and gross motor function, and many fundamental cognitive capacities such as planning, organizing, and language. Several of the benefits include improvement in attention and concentration, language processing, behavior (aggression and impulsivity), motor control and coordination, and academic performance.

Our Staff and Combined Experience:
David Cantor, Ph.D., Mental Health Clinic Director
Adrian Van Deusen, Neurofeedback Technician, Certified IM Therapist
Gianni de Benedictis, Neurofeedback Technician, Certified IM Therapist
Ellie Sender, Neurofeedback Technician, Certified IM Therapist
Jessie Nebel, Neurofeedback Technician, Certified IM Therapist
Brittany Abrams, Neurofeedback Technician, Certified IM Therapist

Specific Techniques Employed: The IM program provides a structured, goal-oriented training process that challenges the patient to precisely match a computer generated beat. Participants are instructed to synchronize various hand and food exercises to a reference tone heard through headphones. The patient attempts to match the rhythmic beat with repetitive motor actions such as tapping his/her toes on a floor sensor mat or hand clapping while wearing an IM glove with palm trigger. A patented audio or audio and visual guidance system provides immediate feedback. The difference between the patient’s performance and the computer generated beat is measured in milliseconds. The score provided indicates timing accuracy. If you would like to know more or schedule an appointment, please contact us.