The Interactive Metronome (IM) is a research-based training program that helps children and adults overcome attention, memory, and coordination limitations. IM works for people of all ages who have a variety of conditions affecting their cognitive and physical abilities.
IM training helps clients start improving in the following areas:
Attention , Executive function ,Working memory ,Processing speed Speech fluency , Self-monitoring and impulse control ,Planning & sequencing
IM training helps clients overcome difficulties associated with:
ADHD ,General language disorders , Stuttering ,Oral motor deficits , APD/CAPD ,Dyslexia/dysgraphia ,Autism ,Brain injury
The SmartPalate System removes guessing from speech therapy by showing students exactly where their tongue is supposed to touch their palate to produce different speech sounds. This biofeedback system consists of a customized acrylic mouthpiece with sensors that capture tongue-to-palate contact (the SmartPalate) and a software program which allows students to use the feedback to match their tongue placement to the articulation patterns for their target sounds. These “tongue targets” allow speech therapy students to quickly produce sounds they have previously struggled to say simply by positioning their tongue to light up the corresponding dots or contact points for that sound.
The PROMPT System Prompts for Restructuring Oral Muscular Phonetic Targets) was formally devised by D. Hayden in 1980 after working extensively with/and researching varied speech production disordered populations. Since that time, over a span of 19 Years, Deborah has continued to develop PROMPT as a Technique, System, Approach, and Philosophy.
PROMPT is based on neurological, anatomical, cognitive-linguistic and motor theory principles. It has been said that "PROMPT directly translates the neuro-muscular movements required for the phonemic system, connects them to linguistic-codes and articulatory sequences for communicative interactions".