The Tomatis® Method is what we offer, and it can be effective in providing a solid intervention method and support system to children suffering from Auditory Processing Disorder and Learning Disabilities. In this blog, we’re going to break down how the Tomatis® Method can help you.
How are Auditory Processing Disorder (APD) and Learning Disabilities (LD) diagnosed in the Tomatis® Method?
The Tomatis® listening test is not a diagnostic tool. Instead, it determines the possibility of APD in adults and children. Unlike other diagnostic tools, children younger than seven years old can be tested. It is at these ages that brain training can have a significant effect on brain development. A study suggested that musical training before age seven can result in long-lasting brain and behaviour changes.
Our Tomatis® certified professionals conduct the listening test in different sessions. These are the preliminary interview, listening sessions (passive phase), and listening sessions (active phase). Throughout the sessions, our professionals regularly evaluate your child’s progress.
How does the Tomatis ® Method work?
The Tomatis® Method follows the principles of neuroplasticity. Neuroplasticity is the ability of the neurons in the brain to “change its connections and behaviour in response to new information, sensory stimulation, development, damage, or dysfunction.” The central auditory nervous system, responsible for auditory processing, has this quality.
A study shows that auditory training promotes biological and behavioural changes due to the brain’s neuroplasticity. The Tomatis® Method retrains the listening function by stimulating the brain. Mozart and Gregorian chants are commonly played. The music is filtered using an electronic device called TalksUp® to amplify high-frequency sounds. through the Gating®.
Auditory development in the fetus develops in the first 20 weeks inside a mother’s womb. The auditory system needs auditory stimulation such as speech, music, and sounds outside the womb. These factors contribute to a healthy auditory system.
Dr. Tomatis understood this concept. The unborn child’s development, including listening, can be affected by the mother’s physical and emotional state. The Tomatis® Method uses the mother’s voice recording to bring back the child to the time in the womb. This type of therapy as a sonic journey is used appropriately and depends on the person’s individualised program.