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. 2017 Dec;29(12):2165-2167.
doi: 10.1589/jpts.29.2165. Epub 2017 Dec 7.

Effects of Interactive Metronome Training on Timing, Attention, Working Memory, and Processing Speed in Children With ADHD: A Case Study of Two Children

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Effects of Interactive Metronome Training on Timing, Attention, Working Memory, and Processing Speed in Children With ADHD: A Case Study of Two Children

Yun-Yi Park et al. J Phys Ther Sci. .
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Abstract

[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to present the effects of Interactive metronome (IM) on timing for children with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). [Subjects and Methods] The subjects of the present study were 2 children diagnosed with ADHD. Pre- and post-intervention tests were completed by the researcher using Long Form Assessment (LFA) test of IM and K-WPPSI-IV. The subjects were provided with IM for 40 minutes at a time, 2 times per week, for a total of 8 weeks. [Results] The timing decreased after IM intervention. The subjects showed improvement in attention span after IM intervention. Working memory index as well as processing speed index were increased after intervention, as shown by the Korean-Wechsler Preschool and Primary Scale of Intelligence-IV (K-WPPSI-IV). [Conclusion] IM was effective in improving timing, attention, working memory and processing speed in children with ADHD.

Keywords: ADHD; Cognitive function; Interactive metronome.

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