• Debbie Flannery

Autism Spectrum and Interactive Metronome

Children who are on the Autism Spectrum generally have great difficulty with their social skills. They don’t know when or how to interact with others. Following conversations is very difficult for them as is giving eye contact. It seems that they are sometimes “Out of Sync” with their environment and the people who are in it.


I worked with the Interactive Metronome on a 14-year-old boy, named Braiden, who had a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder. His mom reported that noise bothered him, which prohibited him from participating in many things. Oftentimes, he had to wear "Noise Cancelling Headphones" to block out the noise.


Initially, the sound of the Interactive Metronome "Cow Bell" was an issue, but after a few sessions, Braiden started getting better scores and he could handle the "Cow Bell" noise. His rhythm and timing started to improve and Braiden improved his scores every session. He was getting "Exceptional and Superior Scores" on his Interactive Metronome tasks. Braiden also, seemed happier. As the sessions continued, we were able to add more difficult tasks and Braiden still got "Exceptional and Superior Scores"!


Since doing Interactive Metronome sessions at LifeFit BrainFit, here's what Mom, Chris, has to say, with all smiles, about her son, Braiden, "He's doing great! He was able to attend his brother, Riley's, basketball game! This was difficult in the past. Braiden was able to get up in front of the class and do a presentation all by himself. His teachers and aides were so impressed with him, and of course, Mom, too!"


Braiden has since been able to join the track and cross-country teams and the boy who couldn't handle noise, he's playing the drums in the school Pep Band! Mom couldn't be happier!

Call LifeFit BrainFit at 906-774-5833 to change the life of your child, today!


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