Good Shepherd Neurorehabilitation Program
Good Shepherd’s Neurorehabilitation Program offers Interactive Metronome therapy as part of its comprehensive physical, speech and cognitive therapy services. Good Shepherd is the only rehabilitation facility in the region using Interactive Metronome with the adolescent and adult population.
The Interactive Metronome technology works by challenging the patient to improve the brain’s timing and processing skills through the use of whole-body exercises in the presence of a computer-generated beat. The patient attempts to match the rhythmic beat with repetitive motor movements, and the interactive features engage the patient with auditory and visual guidance and provide real-time feedback.
Interactive Metronome, a rehabilitation technology, provides an assessment of information processing, timing and motor planning skills needed to perform everyday activities. Based on the results of the assessment and the client’s functional needs, an individualized computer-assisted training program will be developed by the therapist and may target working memory, attention, visual and auditory processing, language skills and cognition, as well as sequencing, motor coordination, balance, gait and/or fine motor skills in order to enhance overall quality of life.
Interactive Metronome may be used as part of a therapy plan for an initial diagnosis, but it also may be beneficial as a “second chance” program for those who are years past their illness or injury.
Good Shepherd’s speech-language pathologists (SLPs), occupational therapists (OTs), occupational therapy assistants (COTAs), physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapy assistants (PTAs) are specially certified to use Interactive Metronome in the therapy setting.
Patients who may benefit from Interactive Metronome include those with the following diagnoses:
Traumatic brain injury
Speech and language disorders
Auditory/language and sensory processing disorders
Good Shepherd Rehabilitation Network
850 S. Fifth Street
Allentown, PA 18103
610-776-3247, option 2