Timing is Everything
What role does timing play in the physical action of hitting a golf ball? The social interaction of telling a good joke? Or the emotional connection of a mother cooing in response to her infant's first babbles? Does timing matter? Indeed, "Timing is Everything." Timing matters in all of these situations! At IM Focused, we understand that timing is an overlooked process of brain functioning. A smooth and efficient brain works in concert with the body and the senses. Our children with focus and reading challenges often have underlying timing challenges. Imagine an orchestra without a conductor. The instrumentalists all follow their own beat. Though each individual may play every note correctly, the sound in the room is chaotic. Once the conductor begins directing, the instrumentalists begin to synchronize. Beautiful music fills the air! Attention issues, reading challenge, emotional overload, or poor coordination all may indicate a brain that is out of sync. Interactive Metronome synchronizes the sensory processes of the eyes, ears and kinesthetic system, creating harmony in the sensory processing of information. Have you ever wondered WHY your child behaves in such an out of sync way? Do you say, 'He marches to his own beat?' Improving their internal timing may make all the difference.
How is IM different?
Today's most frequently used interventions address the symptoms, but seldom do they address the underlying challenge. Medication helps the student focus , but wears off by evening. Counseling helps student learn to accept and live with the challenge, but does not fix the underlying disconnect. Social skills classes teach step by step skills to those who do not innately pick up these skills. IM, Interactive Metronome©, is different. IM strives to improve the brain's processing of sensory information so the student can innately pick up the missed information; so the brain can focus on it's own; so the child no longer needs counseling to accept that they are different as their brain begins to function more and more typically. Interactive Metronome® targets the underlying immature processes. Improved firing of neurons and neuronal networks produce the improved physical, mental, social, emotional and focus skills. IM is foundational!