Easter Seals Delaware & Maryland’s Eastern Shore is bringing a new type of therapy to its Salisbury children’s therapy services thanks to a $5,500 grant funded by the Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation. The grant will help provide children with a variety of diagnoses using a therapy known as Interactive Metronome (IM), which is used to improve concentration, coordination, language processing, math and reading skills, and impulse control.

“Easter Seals is dedicated to providing cutting-edge therapies to help all people with disabilities meet their goals. We are thrilled to partner with Perdue to provide a new type of therapy that will help children in our program succeed,” Kenan J. Sklenar, president/CEO of Easter Seals, said. “We are all excited to see each child involved with the Interactive Metronome therapy overcome obstacles to their success.”

Interactive Metronome therapy works alongside current therapy treatments Easter Seals offers and can help enhance the outcomes received in Speech, Physical and Occupational therapies. IM can help children with an array of disabilities, including ADHD, Dyslexia, Autism, Reading Disorders, Auditory Processing Disorder and other conditions.

“Easter Seals provides very important therapy and services. The Franklin P. and Arthur W. Perdue Foundation is honored to grant them the funds to purchase state-of-the-art equipment to enhance their therapeutic offerings to their clients in need,” said Kim Nechay, executive director of the Arthur W. Perdue Foundation.