Timing is everything. And the timing between our brains and our bodies is particularly critical to most everything we do, from singing to walking to being able to swing a baseball bat.
Brain training clients use Interactive Metronome to improve cognitive and motor skills. Interactive Metronome is an evidence-based assessment and brain training tool that measures and improves neuro-timing, or the synchronization of neural impulses within key brain networks for cognitive, communicative, sensory and motor performance.
In allowing brain training clients to recognize progress, Interactive Metronome increases user motivation toward improved brain fitness. It is used to improve attention, coordination, language processing, reading and math fluency as well as impulsivity and aggression control.
Interactive Metronome can be used for athletic enhancement, academic improvement, or as a tool to improve overall wellness.
Issues addressed using Interactive Metronome in brain training
Brain training clients have used Interactive Metronome to strengthen their brain and address the effects of a wide range of issues, including:
- Auditory Processing Disorder
- Cerebral Palsy
- Brain Injury and Concussion
- Dementia and Alzheimer’s
How does Interactive Metronome work in brain training?
- Clients typically attach a “trigger” (about the size and shape of a hockey puck) to their hand using a velcro strap.
- Headphones offering audible prompts are used in combination with visual prompts on a computer screen to deliver a steady, rhythmic beat which users try to match by clapping their hands together.
- Real time feedback is provided either on-screen, through the headphones, or both to indicate how close to the precise timing of the beat the user activated the trigger. The goal is to clap as closely as possible with the actual beat.
- To increase the difficulty, brain training clients may tap triggers on the floor with their feet, clap to the beat while standing on a balance board, or respond to questions while clapping - all to improve the ability to focus amidst distractions.
- Over time, and with practice, brain training clients can see vast improvement in their mind/body timing, thus improving many areas of their lives.
For more information, visit Interactive Metronome.