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IM is a brain-based rehabilitation assessment and training program developed to directly improve the processing abilities that affect attention, motor planning and sequencing.
Strengthens motor skills, Including mobility and gross motor function, and fundamental cognitive capacities such as planning, organizing, and language. It is science-based and has been shown to improve attention and concentration; motor control and coordination; cognitive processing; reading and math fluency; and control of aggression and impulsivity.
Who will benefit from this?
Individuals with motor planning, sequencing problems, speech and language delays, motor sensory disorders, learning deficits and various cognitive and physical difficulties. Adults and pediatric patients who have benefited from IM include the following diagnosis: Sensory Integration Disorder, Asperger Syndrome, Autism, ADD/ADHD, Dyslexia/Reading difficulties, Cerebral Palsy, & Neurological Disorders.
How does it work?
The IM Program provides a structured, goal-oriented training process that challenges the patients to precisely match a computerized beat. Participants are instructed to synchronize various hand and foot exercises to a reference tone heard through headphones. A patented audio or audio-visual guidance system provides immediate feedback. Treatments consist of 60-minute sessions, 3-5 times per week. 15 sessions are required to complete the program. Sessions may be modified for clients with physical impairments.
An initial speech evaluation needs to be done to access the child’s true language and processing skill level. This is usually covered by insurance. You need a prescription or a referral from the doctor. The initial metronome cost is $160.00: 14 consecutive sessions cost is $135.00 per session.
The goal of IM treatment is to improve the individual’s ability to process, sequence, and attend. The treatment is customized and varies from person to person based on individual abilities and goals.
How do I make the appointment?
Contact Stephanie Gilfarb, Owner, Bi-County Therapy (954)-312-3449 x205 at the Office OR (954)-312-3449 x200.
Bi-County Therapy has initiated the Color My Conversation protocol. Every level of conversation has a particular color. We have begun October with a subset of clients that are progressing through the program. The whole clinic forms a pragmatics community to help the children of all ages, learn to navigate different social situations. This facilitates the ability to enable the children to have functional social language skills and achieve candidacy for our Pragmatics Groups.
Our activities will promote:
Come join our pragmatic groups where your children will participate in activities that will increase their social skills with their peers. Groups will be for four-week sessions, each session will be one hour. There will be four children in a group. Children will be placed by skill level. $50/hour, four sessions advanced payment required to register. Regular attendance is required to maximize the benefit of the program. If you are interested in our pragmatic groups, please contact the front office for further information: 954-312-344
We are proud to announce that we can begin to evaluate candidacy for AAC, gather data for insurance companies, and get the information for school concurrence forms so that your children/family members can have the most up to date, and state of the art equipment.
Please call the office t (954) 312-3449 X200 to schedule a Speech Language Evaluation for your child/family member. We want to help them find their voice!
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