Interactive Metronome is a well-researched intervention that focuses on improving processing abilities that affect attention, motor planning and sequencing. Research suggests that individuals who receive interactive metronome treatment show statistically significant changes in attention, organization, motor control, language processing, reading fluency and behavioral control – areas of development which are typically challenged in individuals with developmental and learning disorders.
During interactive metronome sessions individuals synchronize the movements of their hands and feet to precise computer-generated generated tones of increasing complexity in order to improve timing and rhythm – critical foundations in learning to plan and sequence actions and thoughts. Interactive Metronome exercises strengthen the “neural networks” that make transmission of information between different areas of the brain faster and more accurate. Over the course of treatment individuals learn to:
Focus and attend for longer periods of time
Improve sequencing, coordination, and efficiency in fine and gross motor tasks
Improve their ability to monitor mental and physical actions as they are happening
Interactive Metronome can be a valuable component of a comprehensive treatment plan for children and adults with developmental, learning and attention problems such as ADHD, sensory processing disorders, nonverbal learning disorders, autism, learning disabilities and other related concerns.