Kid's Work Therapy Service Offerings
Kid’s Work Therapy offers a world-class comprehensive program designed around evidence-based research.
Interactive Metronome® (IM) is an evidence-based assessment and training tool that measures & improves the synchronization of neural impulses within key brain networks for cognitive, communicative, sensory & motor performance.
In other words, IM improves motor coordination and timing through repetitive movements to a metronome by aligning neurons in the brain. Motor coordination and timing is important for every-day activities.
Participants receive real time feedback about their timing, which helps them adjust their movements immediately. Through practice, neuron connections are strengthened to allow participants to fine tune their movements. IM increases the efficiency of neurons between important brain structures that are involved with motor coordination and timing.
There are other benefits to IM because of increased neural efficiency. Participants increase general intellectual functioning, controlled attention, working memory, and overall cognitive efficiency. Research in children has documented increased connectivity between the brain’s hemispheres of children with ADHD due to IM and Brain Balance activities. In addition, researchers have studied parallel development between rhythm skills and literacy, suggesting that IM may help early readers. Clapping and other rhythmic activities may have a broad affect on developing language and literacy processes. IM may also improve mathematic achievement scores.
IM works for people of all ages who have a variety of conditions affecting their cognitive and physical abilities. For more information, contact us!
Our Treatment Philosophy
Every child is a special gift and has unique ways of learning and teaching us.
A child’s strengths and interests provide the key to helping them succeed in their daily occupation: that of living, learning and playing.
When treating Sensory Processing Disorder, our goals are threefold:
- Provide parents a better understanding of their child. Parents are a key part of our therapeutic approach, and we welcome their full involvement. This is how we help get your child in gear.
- Train the child’s nervous system to improve their sensory processing as well as teach coping strategies.
- Work with parents, educators, and other therapists on ways to change the environment to allow better functioning for the child.