Tomatis Effect - Listening Learning Programs

Interactive Metronome® (IM) treatment has been used to help children diagnosed with:

  • Sensory Integration Disorder
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Non-verbal Learning Disorder
  • ADD/ADHD

Interactive MetronomeT was developed in the early 1990s and first used to help children with learning and developmental disorders. The pediatric patients using IM were able to develop significant increases in neurological and motor areas that they had not sufficiently developed such as:

  • Attention and Concentration
  • Motor Coordination
  • Language Processing
  • Control of Impulsivity

Through years of clinical research and the efforts of innovative therapists, IM was soon being implemented as part of a therapy program with older patients who also exhibited the same deficits as pediatric patients. These adult patients had suffered from a stroke, brain injury, amputation, or had been diagnosed with Parkinson's.

Many children diagnosed with pediatric and developmental disorders may show:

  • Language deficits (poor listening comprehension, poor verbal expression, poor reading comprehension)
  • Poor organizational skills
  • Poor memory
  • Poor fine and gross motor skills
  • Poor balance

When a child demonstrates a deficit in motor planning and sequencing, it is typically accompanied by problems in learning, coordination, or behavioral control. Prior to the development of Interactive Metronome, Inc. (IM) pediatric therapists were able to identify patients with these difficulties, but there was no system for measurable assessment and improvement.

IM has undergone scientific trials and has been shown to improve:

  • Attention and Concentration
  • Motor Control and Coordination
  • Cognitive Processing
  • Reading and Math Fluency
  • Control of Aggression/Impulsivity
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