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Interactive Metronome Training in Children with Attention Deficit and Developmental Coordination Disorders

Authored by Cosper, SM, Lee GP, Peters SB, and Bishop E. in International Journal of Rehabilitation Research, Volume 32, Issue 4, p. 331-336, (2009).

Article summary (posted May 27, 2010)

Source: http://autism.healingthresholds.com

Interactive Metronome training may help children with attention deficit disorder or pervasive developmental disorder who have deficits in visuomotor control and speed.

This study was designed to see if Interactive Metronome therapy can help these children move better and pay attention better. The study was designed so that each child acted as his or her own control. The authors found that Interactive Metronome seemed to help with some aspects of motor control and reaction time. They did not see improved attention in the children after therapy. The authors note that there is very little research to back up the many claims made by people who offer Interactive Metronome therapy.

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