Pediatric Therapy Services

Interactive Metronome Program for Motor Control and Coordination

Outpatient Therapy Services offers Interactive Metronome® (IM), a computer-based program designed to improve timing, attention, motor control, and coordination in children with a wide range of cognitive and physical difficulties.

The IM assessment was administered before treatment and at discharge. Analysis of patients’ change in raw score from baseline to discharge in 2016–2018 indicates a reduction of111 points in average adjusted millisecond average score. Lower scores indicate better performance in motor coordination.

Change in Average Raw Score (N = 100)

2016 - 2018

The IM assessment tool consists of 7 descriptive categories for performance ranging from extreme deficiency to superior. Each category was assigned a number ranging from 1 to 7, with lower numbers indicating better performance. The graphs below summarize group data for patient performance on the IM assessment. Descriptive categories are only assigned to children ages 6 and up, which reflects the difference in N.

Average Change in Interactive Metronome Descriptive Category (N = 76)

2016 - 2018

From 2016-2018, the 76 children demonstrated average performance improvements of 2.14 descriptive categories. 97% of patients showed improvement in descriptive category.