New Technology Helps Children with Learning and Performance.

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Improved is providing Interactive Metronome training to improve timing, focus and concentration in children and adults seeking help with ADD/ADHD,and sports or work related performance.

Phoenix, AZ 10/19/2004 –based technology to improve timing, focus and concentration. IM training combines the principles of the traditional, music metronome with the power of a computer to precisely measure and improve human performance.

Using headphones, along with hand and foot sensors, the IM precisely measures how closely a participant responds to computer-generated musical beats. In approximately 15 one-hour sessions, trainees progress through a series of engaging, interactive exercises to systematically improve their timing, focus and concentration and lower their IM “scores.” Like training wheels on a bicycle, the guide sounds instantaneously provide feedback on the accuracy of each movement and encourage improvement.

“You could consider the IM as advanced training for the brain,” says Karyl Guthery, IMC of the greater Phoenix area. “The interactive Metronome appears to affect a core mental process and provides a non-invasive way to stimulate learning and performance.”

IM training has been found to improve timing, concentration and coordination in both children and adults. It is being used to enhance academic and athletic performance as well as aid in a range of cognitive difficulties. Studies show IM performance correlates with academic achievement in areas such as mathematics, language, reading and attention to task. In a clinical study, IM training produced significant gains in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) in the areas of concentration, motor planning, control of aggression, language processing and reading. These findings are consistent with recent research on the growth of the brain that indicates that environmental influences, not just genetics, can facilitate brain development.

“We are one of a handful of local Interactive Metronome providers in Arizona and our focus and experience is with ADD/ADHD as well as Sports improvement,” Says Mrs. Guthery. Dr. Edward Hallowell the author of Driven to Distraction summarizes the modality best by stating, “Interactive Metronomeâ is spectacularly helpful. It is one of the most promising developments with non-medication of ADHD that’s come along in a long while…This is really solid, extremely helpful non-medication (intervention) not only for ADHD but for mental functioning in general.”

Interactive Metronome, Inc. is based in Weston, Florida, with its national research and support center in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The company offers its patented Interactive Metronomeâ training only through a growing network of clinical therapists, child psychologists and educational specialists throughout the United States. (See or call toll free 877-994-6776.)

Improved is conveniently located at Camelback Centre, 2375 E. Camelback Rd, 5th Floor Phoenix, AZ 85016 offering one on one customer care and willing to work within the demanding schedules of working parents. The practice also provides individual training for those persons looking to improve their golf game

Note to Editors: Karyl Guthery is a Certified Interactive Metronome Evaluator available for interviews. Photos and

B-roll footage are available. For further information, contact: Karyl Guthery, Improved, Phone: 602-387-4989, Fax: 800-385-6512,, or visit the website at

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