INTERACTIVE METRONOME

Interactive Metronome is a treatment for increasing the concentration, the coordination and the motoric skills.  

This method will help patients with ADHD/ADD, dyslexia, concentration disorders, learning difficulties, coordination problems and Tourette’s syndrome to improve their functionality. 

 

More and more literature support that the timing of the central nerve system is more troubled in patients diagnosed with ADHD, dyslexia, autism, reading difficulties and Parkinson’s. Brain damage and brain stroke could also disturb the timing. 

What do we mean by timing, and how does timing affect the body? 

 

Timing is the ability to control vital processes in our body, in the most precise way possible. Our brain plans, controls, coordinates, carries out and adjusts everything we do, down to every tiny detail, every second of the day; For instance, write something on a piece of paper, jump over a small pond, read and adapt information, concentrate, balance, relax and train. If the brain functions in a way which is not corresponding with the reality or requirements to be fulfilled, this could be a challenge which is hard to deal with on our own. 

How is the training functioning? 

By training the timing with help from the Interactive Metronome and at the same time performing functional neurological rehabilitation or treatment, we address the deficient timing and the communication within and between regions of the brain, underlying in these patients. This will lead to a more efficient treatment, and better results. 

 

A training process consists of 15 sessions in total, each of 30 minutes. We recommend 1-3 sessions a week, to be able to finish the training within a period of 5-8 weeks. For patients coming from other parts of the country, the program could be split up into more intensive sessions, five times a week. It is possible to adjust specifically to get the most out of the training. 

Who could use the Interactive Metronome? 

We have a lower age limit of 6 years to be allowed to train with the Interactive Metronome. Additionally, the patient must have a good hearing on both ears, and also be able to use both arms and feet. There are no requirements as to body control and coordination, nor having a specific diagnosis. 

Effects from the training 

 

  • Increased focus 

  • More attentive 

  • Increased ability to concentrate 

  • Improved language usage 

  • Improved academic ability to high-speed reading and writing with fewer failures and better flow, more understanding of mathematics 

  • Improved anger and impulsivity control 

  • More accurate movements (coordination) 

 

The reaction of the training will vary. While some will feel the changes only a short wile into the training process, others will register a progress some weeks after the training is terminated. This is because it takes some time before the brain is able to absorb the changes from the training. 

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