Tomatis Helps When…

Dr. Tomatis believed that the human ear was very complex.  It was much more than just hearing (which is passive hearing of sound) it was listening (which is the active participation in what one hears).   It also was the function of balance, energizing the brain and correctly perceiving sounds.  The function of balance depends on the vestibule, a part of the inner ear which informs the brain of the slightest bodily movements.  Incorrect functioning can impact posture, balance and coordination.  The human ear ensures the function of charging the cortex.  Noise is necessary, and is all the more efficient if it is of good quality.  The analysis of sound, knowing where a sound is coming from and what the sound is when distorted can affect the comprehension of messages.  It can lead to fatigue, irritability and withdrawal into oneself.

The goal of the Tomatis method is to re-educate the ear in order to enhance such areas as:

  • Sensory Integration
  • Attention, focus, memory
  • Auditory Processing
  • Motor control, posture
  • Expressive and receptive language
  • Social Interaction
  • Stress and anxiety
  • Learning skills
  • Confidence and self esteem
  • Organizational Skills

The Tomatis method aims to give individuals the opportunity to develop their full listening function by retraining the ear on how to listen.  This method can be applied to a variety of areas relating to learning and communication, personal and behavioral development, work on the body and the voice and for the integration of foreign languages.

Learning & Communication Difficulties:

Different forms of academic failure often characterize learning difficulties.  Those difficulties can present as a child who doesn’t focus his attention or one who has language delays or a child who suffers from behavioral troubles.  To read and write it is necessary to be able to decode, analyze and reproduce sounds with an ear that has been freed of all its blockages.

  • Attention Disorders
  • Learning Difficulties
  • Auditory Processing Disorders
  • Sensory Integration Disorders
  • Communication Disorders
  • Language Disorders
  • Dyslexia
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders

Personal & Behavioral Development:

  • Personal Development & Well being
  • Stress
  • Preparation for childbirth
  • Emotional Disorders
  • Integration of Foreign Languages