Sixty years ago, the ENT Alfred Tomatis developed a method to restore listening skills. This program, to which Tomatis devoted his life, consists of specific listening sessions. Your own voice, or music is modified in real time to naturally train your brain to enhance your motor, emotional, and cognitive abilities.
This effect occurs because of neuroplasticity, which is the brain’s capacity to create new connections following specialized, sustained, and repeated stimuli. Considered a forerunner to modern neuroscience, Alfred Tomatis is cited as a reference by many researchers and scientists. His method is now used all over the world.
Your first session will last about 2 hours. During this interview with Miriam, who is trained in the Tomatis® Method, you will be asked to share your personal history or that of your child. At this time, you may also be tested to determine your listening profile. This session will allow you to think about a Tomatis® course, to set goals, and to define your expectations. Each session is followed by an interview in order to adjust the course as needed.
This individual session will also serve as an opportunity for testing. Miriam will utilize all the appropriate testing materials. Miriam may ask that you participate in evaluations specific to the Tomatis® Method. These tests are designed to determine your listening profile, personalize your treatment plan, and help to measure your progress along the way
Tomatis® Listening Test System (TLTS)
This listening test reveals the way in which you perceive sound. You will be presented with sound stimuli through bone conduction or air conduction. Depending on the test, you will be asked to respond verbally, or with a gesture. Each ear is tested individually. Together, these results create your listening profile.
Tomatis® Evaluation Database (TED)
This online questionnaire was created for evaluating children. It consists of a series of psycho pedagogical questions which caregivers must answer in relation to the child. The questionnaire will take approximately 20 minutes and permit Miriam to target problems and evaluate progress.
Each listening session generally lasts 14 days with 80 minutes of listening each day. These sessions are performed at home with TALKSUP®. The sessions consist of music that has been customized to your listening profile. As you go along, the program evolves, incorporating active sessions of reading and/or repetition.
Special Tomatis® Infinite headphones will need to be obtained prior to commencing the program.
After the first session, you will take a break of at least 4 weeks. After each session that follows, the duration of the break increases. During these breaks, you can be invited to continue stimulation with the Forbrain® or the Soundsory® headsets.
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