Individuals with developmental disorders have a deficit in the time of brain functioning. Our brain functions as a kind of internal clock (temporal synchronization) that maintains the time in intervals of hours, minutes, seconds, milliseconds and microseconds for better functioning.
This internal clock helps us to focus, to determine when we should rest and wake up, to remember information, to coordinate our movements, to be alert to noises and other stimuli, to understand what we read and to process what we hear.
Scientists have found that when we do any activity, from talking to clapping, many parts of our brain work synchronously, in a perfect time, to be able to execute even what seems very simple.
If the brain can not maintain the internal clock, the various parts of the clock can not be synchronized to work properly. As a result of this problem, general functioning will be affected, in areas such as attention, reading, writing, math, dancing, talking, walking or playing sports.
Interactive Metronome (IM) therapy uses a metronome to develop or improve temporal synchronization or the internal clock of the brain for improved performance enhancing the academic, sensory, communication and social skills of the individual.