Interactive Metronome: Focused Review and Practice for Rehabilitation of Adults

Course Description:

Interactive Metronome (IM) increases the rate and effectiveness of rehab interventions by synchronizing fundamental neural network communication, leading to better outcomes in the areas of cognitive, communicative, sensory, and motor function. This LIVE (interactive) certification refresher course is specifically designed for therapists and medical professionals in the adult/geriatric rehabilitation setting. The purpose is to refresh your memory regarding IM basics and to provide you with practical strategies so that you can begin incorporating IM into treatment today.

Topics will include:

IM Fundamentals: Brief review of the nuts and bolts for those who were certified, but haven't yet implemented IM in practice or haven't used it in a while

Candidacy: Which adult/geriatric patients on my caseload would benefit from IM?

IM Assessment: How do I interpret IM scores? How do I use them to establish a treatment plan? Monitor and report progress? Know when to discontinue IM treatment?

Documentation: How do I document IM assessment results? Write goals for IM treatment? Document IM treatment?

IM Treatment: How do I get started? What are some considerations for my practice setting? How do I adapt and individualize IM? How much time should I spend on this each session? How many sessions are typically needed to see results? What outcomes should I expect to see?

Fall Risk Reduction Overview: What is the role of IM in fall risk reduction? How does it differ from and improve upon current standard of care? Where do I find the IM Fall Risk Reduction treatment protocols? What evidence-based assessment tools are recommended to objectively measure results?

Question and Answer: Bring your questions!

Course Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Describe the steps in sequence for setting up IM equipment for use with patients;

List at least 3 criteria for selecting adult/geriatric candidates for IM treatment;

Locate IM reports and scores, and refer to Indicator Table for normative comparison;

Describe at least 3 considerations for documenting IM assessment and establishing measurable therapy goals;

List 10 settings that may be adjusted to individualize IM treatment (Exercise, Time, Reps, Volume, Guide Sounds on/off, Tempo, Difficulty, SRO setting, Burst Threshold, Training Visuals);

List at least 3 areas of impact by the IM Fall Risk Reduction program that differ from strategies currently being deployed in healthcare settings;

Name at least 3 evidence-based tools for fall risk assessment.

*Note: This course covers information that pertains to licensed therapists and therapy assistants. OTA and PTA professionals must practice IM under the supervision of a licensed OT or PT.

Specific Learning Outcomes for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

Describe the steps in sequence for setting up IM equipment for use with patients;

List at least 3 criteria for selecting adult/geriatric candidates for IM treatment in order to improve speech, language and cognitive-communicative skills;

Locate IM reports and scores, and refer to Indicator Table for normative comparison;

Describe at least 3 considerations for documenting IM assessment and establishing measurable therapy goals for the treatment of speech, language and cognitive-communicative impairments;

List 10 settings that may be adjusted to individualize IM treatment (Exercise, Time, Reps, Volume, Guide Sounds on/off, Tempo, Difficulty, SRO setting, Burst Threshold, Training Visuals);

List at least 3 areas of impact by the IM Fall Risk Reduction program that are in within the scope of Speech-Language Pathology practice and explain how this approach differs from that currently being deployed in healthcare settings;

Name at least 3 evidence-based tools for fall risk assessment that may be administered by the Speech-Language Pathologist.

*Note: This course covers information that pertains to licensed therapists and therapy assistants. SLPA professionals must practice IM under the supervision of a licensed SLP.

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10/22/2022 - Online
  Course Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm EST  
 

APPROPRIATE DISCIPLINES:

You may only register one participant at a time. If you wish to register multiple participants from the same facility and know the IM username and password for each participant, click here.

To participate in this course, you must have the IM equipment. Please select “yes” to borrow the IM equipment for the course. The IM equipment will be shipped to your attention at your Encompass Health hospital approx. 1 week prior to the course.  You will receive an email with tracking details.  The package will include a pre-paid return label to return the equipment to IM within 10 days of the course. * There is no charge to borrow the IM equipment for this course.

If using your hospital’s equipment for the course, please check “no” to borrow equipment and ensure you have it available for the course.

Please reach out to our Education Department: education@interactivemetronome.com PH: 954-385-4660 Opt 5 if you need assistance