Interactive Metronome (IM) is an advanced brain based treatment program designed to promote and enhance brain performance and recovery.
It is research-based program that helps children and adults of all ages with attention, memory, and coordination limitations. IM provides a structured, goal-oriented process that challenges the patient to synchronize a range of hand and foot exercises to a precise computer-generated reference tone heard through headphones. By addressing timing in the brain with Interactive Metronome (IM) alongside functional therapy interventions the core of the problem is assessed to achieve better overall treatment outcomes. IM is offered in the clinic setting and through home programming, which is monitored by the clinician.
Handwriting without Tears
The Handwriting Without Tears curriculum was developed by Jan Olsen and is a developmental approach to handwriting that aims at improving outcomes in handwriting skills resulting in legible and fluent handwriting. Strong foundational skills are developed in writing to improve a child’s overall confidence and academic functioning.
This specific model of treatment uses the auditory system to promote integration and organization of attention and movement. Therapeutic listening “combines a sound-based intervention with sensory integrative activities to create a comprehensive program that is effective for diverse populations with sensory challenges”. This listening program can impact sensory modulation, attention, behavior, postural organization, and speech and language difficulties. The program utilizes electronically altered compact discs in protocols specifically tailored to match each client’s need, and is incorporated within the sessions with the goal of home programming.
Please contact us for a more detailed description. This program is set up for a child to receive therapy for four to five consecutive days for an hour and a half to two hours per day. The occupational therapist is then able to address specific areas of need through more intense therapy.