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Interactive Metronome® Testimonials

"The program helped me concentrate more on tests. It helped me focus more. When I take tests, I feel like I have more time and I can answer questions quicker."

M.B., Student
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"For the past few weeks, he has improved his working skills in school and has done his homework in record time with minimal or no help from me. Homework assignments that usually take minutes would stretch into an hour. He now completes them in 10-15 minutes."

J.W., Parent
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"Attention, learning and problem solving depend in part on the ability to plan and sequence actions and ideas. The Interactive Metronome helps individuals systematically exercise and often improve basic motor planning and sequencing capacities."

Stanley Greenspan, MD, a noted child psychiatrist and ex-head of the NIMH, is Chairman of IM's Scientific Advisory Board.
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"The Interactive Metronome is spectacularly helpful. It is one of the most promising developments with non-medication of ADHD that's come along in a long while... This is a really solid, extremely helpful non-medication (intervention) not only for ADHD but for mental functioning in general."

Edward Hallowell MD, author of Driven to Distraction, and leading clinician and speaker on ADHD
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"The Interactive Metronome has shown great promise in kids with Attention Deficit Disorder."

Emily Senay, MD, Medical Editor, CBS Early Show, April 20, 2001
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"In our clinical experience, IM training appears to address spatial problems at the neural level, preparing the brain to be receptive to learn, and because of the repetitions it becomes automatic."

Barbara Fisher, PhD, a Neuropsychologist and head of Cognitive Precision Therapy
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"St. Bernadette has committed additional students for IM training based on the success we have seen in improved academic performance. For example, an 8th grader achieved honor roll distinction for the first time in his career."

Mary Ellen Letvinchuk, Principal, St. Bernadette Catholic School
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"The Interactive Metronome provides a long needed and important educational and learning approach to improve a number of critical foundations in the learning process."

Stanley I. Greenspan, MD, leading child psychiatrist, author of Building Healthy Minds and Chairman of IM Scientific Advisory Board.
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"Our son does not have a diagnosis, but we wanted to help him with balance and coordination. Sensory Learning and Interactive Metronome gave him more than that. He has better eye contact and interacts more effectively with his peers. Everyone has commented on how well he is also playing basketball and performing at gymnastics. He got just the boost he needed. Thanks Dan, Pam & Melissa!"

Age 10 - Coordination/Processing/Strength Training
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"Sensory Learning and Interactive Metronome produced exciting results for our son. He has reduced anxiety, improved eye contact, concentration, balance and coordination, and the ability to make corrections in the middle of a task. Even his hand writing has improved. We have seen improvements in space issues and in peer interactions. We are also going through the other programs and are seeing some of the attention improvements from these as well!"

Age 10 - Asperger's Syndrome
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"We saw tremendous changes in our daughter's coordination. IM seemed to help her "click" and understand how her body should move together. She is much more coordinated and willing to try new movement activities. She is always dancing and is excited to go to dance class. She has even asked to start karate!"

Age 7 - ADD/Coordination Issues
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What do Occupational Therapists Say About IM?

"As occupational therapists, we have found the Interactive Metronome to be a very valuable tool for improving rhythmicity, timing, and sequencing in children and adults with sensory integration problems. Upon completing the IM program, our clients have noticed significant improvements in their coordination, focus, and ability to process information."

Jane Koomar, Ph.D., OTR/L, FAOTA Executive Director, Occupational Therapy Associates in Watertown, MA

What do Physical Therapists Say About IM?

"Interactive Metronome has been a useful tool to use with BKAs [below knee amputees] who have progressed through traditional therapeutic approaches yet still lack some of the higher level gait refinement skills."

Patty Bohr, PTA, HealthSouth Sea Pines Rehabilitation Hospital in Melbourne, FL

"I have found Interactive Metronome to be a useful modality to improve bilateral integration skills, sequencing, timing, ideation and to increase single limb stance time. The children displayed increased tolerance to engage in tasks which were longer in duration and more complex."

Tracy Cueli-Dutil, DPT, Miami Children's Hospital/Dan Marino Center in Miami, FL

What do speech therapists say about IM?

"As for the clinical usefulness of the IM, I have found the IM to be an extremely helpful intervention for motor planning and sequencing problems. It is helpful in the motor and sequencing aspects of language as well as attention and motor coordination. I strongly recommend that speech language pathologists take a closer look at motor planning and sequencing when assessing and treating communication disorders in children."

LorRainne Jones, M.A., CCC-SLP, Ph.D., Director, Kid Pro Therapy Services and author of The Source for Expressive Language Delay (Linguisystems, 2003)

"I was particularly interested in IM because, like some of the other intensive modalities with which I work, IM can help to drive changes in the brain. The result is that clients can make excellent progress in short periods of time."

Aditi Silverstein, MA, CCC-SLP, President of Center for Rehabilitation and Development, Inc. in Roanoke, VA
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