Interactive Metronome in Palatine


About IM Focused

IM Focused, LLC  is a locally owned small business offering individualized training for students from 3 to 73. Our goal is to resolve learning and attention challenges by addressing the root of the problem. Most interventions today address merely the symptoms, but Interactive Metronome targets the underlying foundational processes. This movement based interactive program builds critical skills in attention, self-regulation, working memory, flexible thinking, processing speed, social and motor skills. We offer professional assessments, individualized protocols, and targeted coaching through out the training.  When you optimize the brain, you optimize your life. 


About Lori Schmidt

Lori Schmidt, owner and founder of IM Focused, has been a  provider of Interactive Metronome® since 2003. She is passionate and experienced in helping children reach their fullest potential. For over 20 years, Lori taught in both special education and early childhood. After discovering the power of brain training for her own struggling child, she founded IM Focused in Topeka, Kansas in 2003.  Using this powerful program, Lori has helped hundreds of children find success. As a presentor, Mrs. Schmidt has shared her knowledge for many groups, notably for Washburn  University, Rockhurst University, USD 501 and USD 372, all in Kansas, as well as  Valporaiso University in Indiana and at the National IM Conference in San Antonio, Texas  (joined by her son Brad).  In 2016, she relocated her business to the Chicago suburbs to be closer to family. In her spare time, she loves creating memories with her grandchildren, dabbles in sewing, sings often, and dreams of writing a book someday.