Here is what some people had to say about the Tomatis Method:
"My daughter is expressing herself much more clearly and is more animated when she speaks. She seems to have more confidence in her ability to express herself. Her verbal expression is more fluent with clearer sounds and more expression in her voice and face. About memory, she is recalling things from the past and making connections with events and people. She is attempting new words, completing sentences all of which she found difficult before." Mother of an 8 year old developmentally delayed child, Sydney.
"Our daughter is more relaxed within herself. We feel she now accepts herself better. She is more inquisitive again, more the way she was as a very little child. She is more settled, older somehow. Better relationship with me and playing chess with her brothers. Asking about some more complex words. Handwriting generally much neater. Taking out encyclopedia and finding information. Has changed some friends, choosing more confident girls. Now kissing me goodbye: never before. She is much more talkative within the family and more in tune with her moods. I am much less anxious. It is much easier for me to get to places on time. There seems to be more time in the days for me. My daughter seems more relaxed, self confident." Mother of a 12 year old girl, having trouble with reading and writing, Sydney.
"Since Brodie has done the Tomatis Program, he is more relaxed, and more focused on learning. He is now attempting to pronounce words and singing a lot of rhymes at school. Brodie is so much less frustrated and aggressive, which makes him a happier boy." Mother of a 4 year old autistic child.
"My daughter was diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome when she was four, in 1995. Since that time we have undergone intensive "therapy", speech and occupational, and she attended an early intervention centre for 12 months prior to attending school.
We are currently in the final stages of a 5 week program of the Tomatis Method (Jan-Mar 97) which has involved 2 hours/day, 5 days a week.
During the course of the program I have noticed small but noticeable changes in several areas:
1. Physical: Her co-ordination has improved, she has a better sense of balance and her handwriting has improved.
2. Emotional: She has become "empathetic" and seems to enjoy the company of her siblings more.
3. Social: She is better able to participate in family discussion and respond appropriately.
Overall, I feel my daughter has more confidence in her ability to function in her environment, which has lead to an increased self-esteem. Reading tasks and drawing are now more readily embarked.
Mother of an 8 year old.
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