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The goal of the TOMATIS Method is to give to anyone wishing to learn a foreign language the possibility of truly appropriating these rhythms and sounds by allowing the ear to adapt itself effectively to this foreign music, so that it may analyze and reproduce it. This requires that students free themselves from the usual rhythmic and sonorous habits of their native language, habits that often have a negative influence on learning a new language.
How will it help?
The Tomatis Method is appropriate for individuals of all ages. It helps to improve:
- balance and coordination
- fine motor skills
- sensory integration
- attention and ability to focus
- organizational skills
- ability to speak and communicate
- social skills
- reading, writing and spelling skills
As a result of participation in a Tomatis Method listening program, learning becomes easier and self-confidence builds. Often, behaviour problems and social difficulties may become less obvious as an individual’s abilities and self-confidence improve.
WHO can it help?
The Tomatis Method can help children and adults improve their ability to listen. It is possible to have normal hearing and still have listening difficulties. Hearing is the passive reception of sound, while listening is the ability to analyze and interpret the sounds for meaning. Many individuals may seem like they don’t hear well, but they are just not able to “listen” or tune into the sounds in another’s voice. They have a listening problem.
The Tomatis Method has helped children who have learning difficulties and developmental delays. It addresses the listening difficulties that many individuals with disabilities exhibit, including those with the following conditions:
- Autism, PDD, Asperger’s Syndrome
- Developmental delays
- Down Syndrome
- Neurological impairments
- Attention Deficit Disorder
- Sensory Integration Disorder
- Learning disabilities
- Auditory processing problems
- Speech and language difficulties
The Tomatis Method has helped adults who want to develop organizational skills, become more focused, listen better, follow conversations more easily, develop visual motor skills for sports, or learn to use their voice better for speaking or singing.