Pictured: Linda Leenstra sworn in by Judge Berdote Byrne Superior Court of NJ in the Historic Court Room at Morristown, Monday November 7, 2016
Special Needs NJ is now certifying therapists to provide Interactive Metronome Therapy!
Special Needs NJ. LLP will be offering a therapy to improve speech/communication, coordination and learning, in adults and children suffering from a number of conditions including ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Reading difficulty, Auditory Processing Disorders as well as the physical effect 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, An increasing amount of 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, a traumatic brain injury, or even a degenerative disease like Parkinson’s, the associated physical, mental and emotional symptoms can be difficult to overcome. Locally,Special Needs NJ. LLP (starting this summer) will be offering 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” says Linda Leenstra of Special Needs NJ “Both our therapists and patients find Interactive Metronome to be a challenging, yet fun therapy that keeps their attention, and produces significant results.”
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.
Interactive Metronome® training is currently available in Andover, NJ at Special Needs NJ, and through a growing network of innovative clinical therapists, child psychologists, and educational specialists throughout the United States. The training can also be done in the comfort of your own home, with IM-Home. For more information, visit www.interactivemetronome.com or www.imhome.org
For further information, and to register for this summer contact
Linda Leenstra, Special Needs NJ
or email email@example.com
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