The Tomatis Method
The Tomatis® Method is a natural approach to neurosensory stimulation. Its listening programs change the music and voice in real time in order to capture the brain’s attention and to develop motor, emotional and cognitive skills. Developed by the French Doctor and Researcher, Alfred Tomatis, the Tomatis® Method relies on an advanced technology and the excellence of its trained professionals on how to use it.
How it works as a companion treatment to Physiotherapy?
The Tomatis® Method operates through a single handheld device called TalksUp®. It has been specifically designed to treat music and the voice based on specific parameters. This tool has many features including “Electronic Gating®”. The switch is a unique non-invasive procedure that allows sound contrasts with the sudden transition from low frequency to high frequencies. This back and forth between low and high frequencies causes a major effort of adjustment from the ear and creates a stimulation of the brain.
After assessing your ability to listen, your Tomatis® professional establishes a program with sessions tailored to your profile. With TalksUp®, you can continue your listening program at home or in a certified center.
During sessions called "passive", clients are listening to music with a headset that transmits sound through earphones (air conduction) but also by bone vibration (bone conduction). During the "active" sessions, clients are reading and rehearsing exercises through the same headset, equipped with a microphone. This time it is the voice that is instantly processed to work on the auditory feedback loop.
Areas of application?
Voice & Language
Motor Skills & Coordination
Autism Spectrum Disorders
"Someone may hear well but listen poorly"
- Alfred Tomatis