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Treatment to Improve Timing & Synchronization of Critical Neural Networks for Speech, Language, and Cognitive-Communicative Abilities; presented in partnership with Interactive Metronome

Course: #6508 Level: Introductory 1 Hour 835 Reviews

Synchronous timing of neural networks is critical for the core skills of attention, working memory, processing accuracy/speed, and executive functions that underlie speech, language and cognitive-communicative function in people of all ages. Researchers have identified that many of the individuals we see for SLP services exhibit impaired neural timing & synchronization, including those diagnosed with Dyslexia and other reading disorders, Autism, Sensory Processing Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Aphasia associated with stroke and acquired brain injury, cognitive-communicative impairments associated with acquired brain injury, and cognitive and motor planning/sequencing impairments seen in Parkinson’s disease. This course will introduce you to a patented, non-invasive biometric technology, called the Interactive Metronome, that is specifically designed to help you objectively evaluate and treat this underlying impairment in timing & rhythm in order to achieve better SLP treatment outcomes.

Course created on May 21, 2014

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Introductory, Professional; Kansas LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the impact of neural network timing & synchronization on speech, language, and cognitive-communicative abilities.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list five diagnoses commonly seen in SLP clinical practice that scientists have associated with impaired neural network timing & synchronization.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe critical differences between a standard metronome or music and the Interactive Metronome on treatment outcomes with regard to speech, language, and cognitive-communicative abilities.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to briefly explain the effect of synchronized metronome tapping on domain-general versus domain-specific learning mechanisms.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to list additional resources to help make evidence-based clinical decisions about incorporating treatment for timing & rhythm into speech-language pathology practice


0-5 Minutes Introduction and Overview
5-10 Minutes Neural Network Timing & Synchronization: Relevance to SLP Practice
10-20 Minutes Interactive Metronome: Overview & Demonstration of Biometric Technology to Measure & Improve Neural Timing & Synchronization
20-45 Minutes Evidence-Based Practice: Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD); Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD); Developmental Disorders, ADHD & Academic Achievement; Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI); Aphasia
45-50 Minutes How & Why Does Synchronized Metronome Tapping Work? Effect on Domain-General versus Domain – Specific Learning Mechanisms
50-55 Minutes Candidacy for Timing & Rhythm Intervention, Dosage & Insurance Reimbursement
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Amy Vega receives a salary and limited shares of IM stock from Interactive Metronome, Inc.(IM) for her role as Clinical Education Director and CE Administrator, and honoraria for authoring IM training modules. She does not sell or receive compensation for the sale of IM products. Nonfinancial: Amy is the Clinical Advisory Board Director for IM and has used IM in clinical SLP practice.

Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in cooperation with Interactive Metronome, Inc.

Content Disclosure: Because there are no other like-kind products available, this course will only cover information that pertains to the effective and safe use of Interactive Metronome technology in SLP practice.

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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)

Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.