A Summary of Interactive Metronome Research (2003)

Special Education Students
A comparison of IM-trained special education students to a control group, found the IM-trained group improved significantly in both motor control and motor coordination as measured by independent assessments (Bruininks-Oseretsky and SIPT Motor Accuracy Test) compared to the control group. Parents of the IM trained group also reported marked improvement in their children's ability to attend to tasks, read, write, as well as an improvement in general behavior. (Stemmer, 1996. Improving Student Motor Integration by Use of an Interactive Metronome. Study paper presented at the 1996 Annual Meeting of the American Educational Association, Chicago, IL).