INTERACTIVE METRONOME TIMING
IM improves timing in the brain in an organized, systematic, flexible and engaging format. The improved timing that is trained through IM is known to carry over to academics (improved attention, reading, writing, & math), muscial abilities, and sports.
Better timing leads to improved:
Attention & Concentration
Motor Planning and Sequencing
Balance and Coordination
IM strengthens the neural connections/skills needed to efficiently code new information. Increased processing speed improves efficiency of working memory, which is the most central cognitive ability for new learning and performance.
Improved timing and coordination developed through IM helps the brain to be able to effectively process sensory, auditory, and verbal information.
Studies have shown that IM causes re-myelination of white-matter tracts (those involved in language and speech processing and integration of auditory and motor function) within a few training sessions.
Research shows that combining movement and cognitive tasks leads to better overall outcomes. IM challenges thinking and movement simultaneously and provides real-time feedback to help synchronize the body’s internal clock. Improved synchrony of brain networks brings permanent changes.
Common observations of children after IM:
- More “in sync” with activities and environments around them
- Appear “more comfortable in their own skin”
- Increased fluency and content of speech
- Decreased cluminess, improved balance and coordination
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