Tuxedo Park, New York

.Valerie Dejean, Tuxedo Park, New York
 Ph. (845)915-3288


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“It’s easier for me now to understand what people are saying. I don’t have to ask them to repeat what they said, and I can remember better. My supervisor at work has noticed the difference in my ability to follow instructions. I’m concentrating better on my studies, and best of all—my grades are improving!”         Jason C., college student, age 19

“I was initially interested in Tomatis therapy because I was experiencing great difficulty in word retrieval. I just could not remember the word I needed to express myself. Therapy helped and an unexpected benefit was the ability to tap into a hidden reservoir of energy and I stopped yelling at cars in traffic!”    Susan F., office manager, age 45

“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

“Background noise doesn’t bother me any more and I’m a lot less irritable. I’m more aware of my errors in speech and correct myself if I use the wrong word. I feel so much more energetic!”
                                    Maria B., homemaker, age 38


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. 

Put simply, 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 create its own. With too much un-modulated sensory information a person can either become over-stimulated or so overwhelmed that he shuts down. Without adequate sensory integration we may not be able to participate effectively in daily life activities, such as work, school,  parenting, leisure and socializing. 

The combining of these techniques—Tomatis therapy and sensory integration—provides dramatic results for our clients. They have improved their public speaking, listening and communication skills, enhanced their vocal quality and they have overcome learning difficulties. 

We Can Help People With:

•          Auditory processing problems
•           Attention deficit disorders
•           Dyslexia and other learning disabilities
•           Inner ear disorders such as vertigo and Meniere’s Syndrome
•           Speech impediments, such as stuttering
•           Mood disorders, such as anxiety and depression
•           Space related phobias, such as agoraphobia, claustrophobia
           and fear of flying
•           Chronic Fatigue Syndrome


What are the Benefits? 

• Better memory, attention and concentration
•  Improved auditory discrimination and comprehension
• Improved organizational skills
• Better speech articulation
• Higher level reading and writing skills
• Better posture and balance
• Better foreign language acquisition skills
• Enhanced vocal quality and musical ability
• Sound sleep
• Improved energy and productivity


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

"Tomatis has developed a neurophysiological theory and a psychosocial theory as a framework for his method of auditory stimulation…Experienced clinicians and educators…view it as a most efficient means of helping individuals improve areas of communication and learning weakness and of achieving personal growth and potential".
    Timothy M. Gilmor, Ph.D
From his presentationat the Ontario Psychological Association, February, 1982. Author of “Aboutthe Tomatis Method.”.

What We Do: IndividualizedPrograms
An initial in-depth assessment is followed by a consultation to discuss results and 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 3 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.