What is Interactive Metronome?

The Interactive Metronome (IM) is a brain-based training program that helps people of all ages and most physical conditions overcome attention, memory and coordination limitations. First used in working with children with sensory processing difficulties, there is now a tremendous amount of research supporting its efficacy as a form of feedback for a variety of conditions including cerebral palsy and stroke rehabilitation.

The client is directed to claps hands in time with a bell. Set up on a sensor system that registers how accurately – on beat – the person is responding, the information is reported to the client in the form of engaging feedback. The timing mechanism is in milliseconds. As competency is gained, the tasks are made more challenging, requiring – and resulting in - better balance and coordination.

IM is generally most effective when used two to three times per week.