By Kimberly Hudson
The Curious Edge now offers a therapy to improve speech/communication, coordination and learning in adults and children suffering from a number of conditions including ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Reading Disorders, Auditory Processing Disorders as well as the physical effects of stroke and Parkinson’s.
Interactive Metronome® (IM) is a computer-based technology that encourages users to match the computer’s rhythm, thereby improving their internal sense of timing.
Scientific evidence demonstrates that the brain’s internal clock is integral in the development and maintenance of many cognitive, behavioral, social and motor skills.
Unfortunately, when the brain’s timing malfunctions due to a medical condition – such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) or Autism – or is disrupted by a stroke, traumatic brain injury, concussion or even a degenerative disease like Parkinson’s, the associated physical, mental and emotional symptoms can be difficult to overcome.
The Curious Edge now offers Interactive Metronome’s rhythmic and movement training exercises to improve functioning in children and adults.
We’ve always known that timing in the brain affected a wide variety of conditions, but until Interactive Metronome we did not have a single therapy that could improve timing in both children and adults.
Both our therapists and patients find Interactive Metronome to be a challenging, yet fun therapy that keeps their attention and produces significant results.
We are even able to assist families in completing a portion of their program at home.
Interactive Metronome involves the principles of the traditional musical metronome combined with the precision of a personal computer to create engaging interactive training exercises.
The program uses head phones along with hand and foot sensors to coordinate movements to computer-generated musical beats.
Like training wheels on a bicycle, a patented auditory guidance system progressively challenges participants to improve their motor planning, sequencing and rhythmic timing performance.
We have a proven track record academically, now we are excited to use this resource to assist athletes.
This tool improves focus, attention and athletic timing, and can help athletes recover from concussions.
Info: (859) 899-3343(EDGE) or http://thecuriousedge.com