Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Metronome Device Aids Brain Processing

WILMINGTON, Del. -- Nicole Dye-Anderson credits rollerskating lessons with alleviating her daughter's ADHD symptoms.
It was Jenna's skating coach who noticed the 11-year-old seemed to prefer her left side over her right. She suggested physical therapy to improve Jenna's balance.
That's how Jenna wound up at Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children using the Interactive Metronome, a computer-based rhythm program that uses simultaneous sound and images to help with the brain's processing, specifically when it comes to attention, motor planning and sequencing.

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