Helps Student Athletes, ADHD Students and All Students Improve Attention, Self-control +++
History of 3D Learner, The Interactive Metronome and How We Use It
In 1999, we were contacted by the Interactive Metronome. They indicated the Interactive Metronome could help students with ADHD and others with attention issues to significantly improve their attention, self-control and motor planning. We were one of the first to adopt this training with our students.
We have used the Interactive Metronome on over 2000 students. It helps to improve:
- Attention, self-control and motor planning for all students – including those students with ADHD and those with more challenging conditions
- Reading and math fluency
- Sports skills
- Motor planning
Some of our students’ successes include:
- Decreasing the use of medication
- Improving attention and self-control when parents wanted to avoid ADHD medication
- Significantly improved attention and self-control and reduced homework times and stress
- Improved test scores
- Improved handwriting
- Improved sports ability – We have had students receive baseball, golf, swimming, basketball and football scholarships, in part due to our Interactive Metronome training
We use the Interactive Metronome as an integral part of our 3D Learner Program (i.e. a program that improves reading speed and comprehension, math and writing skills, attention, visual processing, etc.); as part of our 3D Learner Brain Training Program ® that improves attention, self-control, visual processing and working memory, while reducing impulsive behavior and anxiety; and as part of our program to improve attention and self-control – that incorporates Brain Gym and biofeedback.
Jim Cassily, the Inventor of the Interactive Metronome, called us to ask why our results were better than anyone else in the country. We shared our integrated approach and our focus on finding a hook that will engage the student – sometimes it is baseball, any other sport, music, skateboarding etc.
It turns out, Jim Cassily was a a former student of Julius Stulberg, father of 3D Learner’s founder Mira Stulberg-Halpert. He credits Julius Stulberg as the person who made the greatest impact on his life. Small world!!
What is the Interactive Metronome?
As the video below shows, the Interactive Metronome is a computer-based program, where a student tries to match a beat; first with by clapping, then tapping their feet, then with a combination of hands and feet. These exercises are repeated with increased time each session.
Based on a study done at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, research shows the Interactive Metronome at helping students with ADHD, for regular students to improve reading and math fluency, and there are many other studies on the Interactive Metronome
The program often takes 15 sessions and can be done in 5 to 7 weeks. Results are seen relatively quickly and clients report that amazingly, 10 and even 15 years later their child’s attention is just as good as when the program was completed.
For students with organization, working memory and/or visual tracking challenges, we can combine programs to address the relevant issues.