A new method for treating ADHD, called Interactive Metronome Therapy, is emerging throughout the country.  The treatment works when a computer generates a beat, and hand and foot sensors pick up responses through rhythmic exercises that the participant completes. A score is generated by the computer based on the accuracy of beat rates. Individuals with ADHD tend to speed up the beat responses, showing a hyperactive or unfocused response. This form of therapy is also a helpful treatment for people with cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease and various effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Malachi Wristen, a 25 year-old patient who underwent Interactive Metronome therapy for TBI and ADHD, says that this treatment greatly helped him focus.  These activities strengthen the connection between the right and left brain hemispheres. IM therapy is a drug-free treatment method, safe for patients of all ages. For more information about this therapy, check out www.interactivemetronome.com.

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