Academic & Behavioural Improvement
Professor Jamshid Damooei PhD California Lutheran University
Full paper: http://www.interactivemetronome.com/images/Study-Academic_and_Behavioral_Improvemnt_Hardy_Brain_Camp-1-25-12.pdf
ADHD (2 papers)
Full paper: http://www.interactivemetronome.com/IMW/IMPublic/Research/Efffect%20of%20IM%20Training-ADHD.pdf
Full paper: http://www.interactivemetronome.com/IMW/IMPublic/Research/Leisman-Melillo-ADHD-IM-IJDHD-Proofs.pdf
Attention & Motor Coordination
Full paper: http://braintime.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/9-yr-boy-attentio-and-motor_bartscherer2005-1-copy.pdf
Auditory Processing Disorder
Developmental Coordination Disorders
Reading Problems, (2 papers)
Case Studies of Various Learning Disabilities
Cerebral Palsy & Developmental Delay
Jorden is a 13 year-old boy with Cerebral Palsy, agenesis of the Corpus Callosum, seizures, developmental delays and cortical blindness. When Jorden was born, doctors told his parents that he wouldn’t live very long and they should just enjoy the time they had with him. That wasn’t the answer they wanted…and Jorden was too strong to let that happen either. He has been receiving therapeutic services for a few years, but IM training really pushed him over the top. He is now dressing himself, bathing, going to the barber and singing along at church. As it turns out, Jorden loves classical music and puzzles!
Shay is an 11 year old girl with ADHD and LD. Shay’s troubles in school have greatly impacted her self confidence; she has become embarrassed around other children and withdrew from most activities. The teasing turned to bullying and Shay had begun to miss assignments and time at school. After just 15 sessions with IM, Shay fine motor control and coordination had improved, which greatly improved her writing and ability to finish assignments. For the first time Shay was passing her classes in school and reporting less frustration and time constraints. She has stopped missing school and her self esteem has skyrocketed.
Self Confidence & Improved Grades
At home, Kandyce’s mom noticed improvements too; she did her homework without being told, and even started reading in her free time. She stayed in school and proudly passed the ninth grade and is now in tenth grade. She is noticeably more self-assured and confident. With her improved coordination and increased confidence, she plans to try out for the soccer team in the spring.
Reading Fluency & Self-Esteem
His mother saw changes not only in his self-esteem but by the time Smith finished IM he was reading more fluently, his grades had improved and he was enjoying life in general. Both Smith and his mother could not express in words how thankful they were for the IM program. As for his goal to play a sport, he’s very excited to be on the basketball team this semester!
It happened to be the time of year when his mom went in for a parent teacher conference and the teacher wanted to know what was different about her student! Mom was so excited as she listened to a good report about her son who was now raising his hand in class and participating in class discussions. He was making friends on the playground, even friends who were not in his special needs class! Developmental delay covers a wide spectrum of abilities – but maybe your child could benefit from trying IM. You just never know what changes may occur.
Matthew is now reading more fluently and not skipping as many words. As a bonus, his handwriting skills also improved. His mother is extremely happy with his results after doing IM and so is Matthew.
Mild Intellectual Impairment & Trouble Focusing
Elyssa is reading more fluently and enjoys it more. Her teacher reported that she responds to questions in a timelier manner and is now able to complete 2 or 3 part commands. She is also more confident and now participates in classroom discussions. Elyssa was even able to test out of 2 of her Special Education classes! Elyssa’s mom attributes her successes to IM and couldn’t be happier.
Conner’s attention span has increased in the academic setting, making it easier for him to complete assignments on time. His teacher report that he has begun taking more responsibility for his assignments, including his independent reading log, which had been a problem prior to IM training. She also reported that Conner is able to successfully complete math work in the classroom.
Samantha’s scores are in the 30 millisecond range. Her parents say thatIM-Home has been one of the main reasons why Samantha is doing the best she has ever done in school all year. Her motor coordination has significantly improved, and her ability to attend has made a difference across all aspects of her life.
Dealing with Developmental Delay, Following a Stroke in Infancy
Today, Finn has begun to interact more with the other children at school. His willingness to participate in school activities has also improved. Crying episodes are now rare. Finn now engages in play activities with his siblings. Finn’s family is extremely happy with the progress he has made with Interactive Metronome. His father feels that it is because of IM that Finn has grown so much in the last few months. His father’s face lights up every time he reports a new addition to Finn’s vocabulary.