Rhythmic Movement Training's view of attention problems relate to the brain not having sufficient neural connections made between different parts of the brain. Without the needed connections, the person finds it very difficult to maintain attention and the proper "balanced" arousal level. As a baby develops, they should naturally and instinctively engage in a series of rhythmical baby movements which stimulate their brain to make connections. This also provides the necessary stimulation to the neocortex and Reticular Activating System (along with other parts of the brain) to maintain the appropriate arousal. The Rhythmic Movement Training program teaches people how to complete these same movements, which stimulate the brain in the same ways.