Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Electronic metronome may improve focus in children with disabilities

Samantha Diedrichsen, left, uses the Interactive Metronome, a brain-based rehabilitation assessment program, at Wiggles & Giggles Therapy For Kids. Helping her is Director and Occupational Health Therapist Jill Zaruba. Telegram photo by Julie Blum
Using an audio and video system to help students with disabilities keep a beat may later improve their focus and even reading scores, according to a special-educator who uses the tool, called the Interactive Metronome. "We needed a brain-training tool," said Jill Zaruba, director of a Nebraska pediatric therapy clinic. The Columbus (Neb.) Telegram

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