“It’s easier for me to express myself and I’m staying on track with deadlines. Tomatis therapy has given me more confidence. I used to be shy! Anna W., college student, age 21
ADOLESCENT and ADULT PROGRAMS
Open a New Door to an Entirely New World—Tomatis therapy in combination with sensory integration.
The Tomatis Method of auditory stimulation is designed to re-awaken the ear's natural ability to listen and ultimately stimulate the brain’s desire to communicate. Dr. Alfred Tomatis, a French ear, nose and throat specialist,spent his career studying the ear-communication connection. His research is responsible for changing the common perception of the ear from passive recipient of sound to the body’s sensory control center.
We at the Spectrum Center use Tomatis therapy in combination with sensory integration techniques pioneered by Dr. A. Jean Ayres, Ph.D., OTR. She was dedicated to providing services to those who would otherwise be lost in the education and health care systems. Dr. Ayres’resolute drive to improve the knowledge and application of sensory integration theory and principles through continuous research was founded on the desire to help those with learning disabilities.
sensory integration is the ability to take in,
sort out and connect information from the world around us in an
organized manner. The brain needs sensation, and without it, will
its own. With too much un-modulated sensory information a person can
either become over-stimulated or so overwhelmed that he shuts down.
adequate sensory integration we may not be able to participate
effectively in daily life activities, such as work, school,
leisure and socializing.
combining of these techniques—Tomatis therapy and sensory
integration—provides dramatic results for our clients. They have
their public speaking, listening and communication skills, enhanced
their vocal quality and they have overcome learning difficulties.
|We Can Help People
What are the Benefits?
• Better memory, attention and
We conduct an
initial assessment to determine if an individual is an appropriate
candidate for Tomatis Method Therapy.
Improved coordination • increased
attention span & concentration • improved memory
Keywords: Tomatis Method New York Autism Vestibular Auditory Integration Spectrum Center Sensory Integration Sensory Diet Sensory Defensiveness Valerie Dejean Tomatis Auditory Training
Timothy M. Gilmor, Ph.D
What We Do:
in-depth assessment is followed by a consultation to discuss results
recommendations. If a person is considered an appropriate candidate, an
individualized program is designed. Treatment begins with a 15 day
intensive (2 hours each day), followed by two 8 day intensives, with a
to 4 week period of integration between intensives. Clients listen to
electronically filtered sounds of music and voice, which replicate the
main phases of listening and communication development, while taking
part in sensory integrative activities. Daily observations, weekly
assessments, and counseling are important parts of the program.