What is Interactive Metronome®?
“A picture is worth a thousand words” That’s very true when it comes to being introduced to Interactive Metronome® for the first time. Make sure you have watched the two-minute introductory video below, before reading the rest of this page.
Interactive Metronome® is an assessment and treatment tool used by educators, various therapists, and other professionals, who help children and adults with a range of neurological conditions that affect cognitive and motor functioning. Interactive Metronome® provides an objective method for measuring deficits, training for improvement, and for tracking the gains made.
IM is an individualised evidence-based training program that creates beneficial neuroplastic change. Unlike may “brain training” programs, IM does not work on a “one size fits all” basis. Each trainee’s training program evolves in it’s content as the training proceeds. Your IM Provider has instant access to your training results, and can alter the training challenges for the next session, based on the previous session’s data. These changes fit seamlessly into the next training session. Additionally, the design of the program incorporates a patented computer feedback system, that creates the opportunity for trainees to recognise progress the instant it occurs, thereby increasing motivation. These two features enhance the repeated action requirements of the program, creating optimal conditions for beneficial neuroplastic change.
IM is used to improve:
Attention and focus
Reading and math fluency
Control of impulsivity/aggression
Improvement in performance for a variety of sports
The research supporting Interactive Metronome, including published research in peer-reviewed journals, continues to grow.
Below: An article, in 2 parts, documents the invention of Interactive Metronome®, by the original “Time Doctor” -Jim Cassily.