Please watch these videos to help you understand more about Interactive metronome and ADHD.
One of the children I have worked with really struggled with his homework time. There was crying, lying, procrastinating, hunger, thirst, fatigue – you name it, he would use it to try to get out of doing his homework. So when this same child got home from school one day, got his homework out and told his mom he wanted to get his homework done, she almost fainted!
During our IM sessions, this child worked hard on rhythm and timing. This 9 year old boy had very poor time awareness as well. We worked specifically on him keeping track of time during our sessions. He learned to “get the job done” so he could have time to choose an activity that he enjoyed as his reward. We did this for 5 or 6 sessions, and then his mom told me that he was coming home from school and going right to his homework so that he could do other things like go outside or play his video games. These were things that usually were only weekend activities for him as he never had time afterschool to get them done. Family life actually got much easier for this family as night time routines changed into much calmer evenings with homework, play, dinner, family time and bed time. Over the next few weeks, his mom told me that he was actually sleeping better at night time as well. It seemed that as his internal timing improved so did his overall sense of time. Yes, he was still medicated, but after school hours became a time of fun for this family, even though his medication had run its course for the day. Wendy Harron IM provider