Dr. Tomatis made a clear distinction between and listening: hearing is the passive reception of sound while listening is the active participation in what one hears. It is possible to have good hearing, but poor listening. The ear plays a unique and critical role in our daily living. He found that the most fundamental reason for learning disabilities is hearing problems. He developed a high technology treatment that could cure learning problems – Tomatis Effect which is to simulate listening through the use of professional Tomatis equipment.                                       

📝 𝐓𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐬 𝐂𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡 #𝟐

Can it help adolescents with language, dyslexia, or learning disabilities?                              .                                  

Dr. Tim Gilmor published a peer review in the International Journal of Hearing (1999, Volume 13, Issue 12 p. 12-23) based on five studies involving 231 children with learning and communication disabilities Meta-analysis. Meta-analysis combined:      

 

1) He conducted a two-year study of 102 children and adolescents at the Tomatis Center in Toronto       2) Byron Dr. Byron Rourke, University of Windsor, Ontario, conducted a one-year study of 25 children with learning disabilities aged 9-14 years                                                                                                         3) Dr. Barbara Wilson of North Shore University Hospital of Ontario conducted a 9-month study of 26 preschool children with language impairment                                                                                              
4) Dr. John Kershner of the Ontario Institute of Educational Research studied the progress of 32 underage children aged 8-12 years                                                                                                                   5) Chief teacher Peter Mould conducted a two-year study of 46 severely dyslexic boys aged 10-15 at Brickwall House in the UK.Positive effects were found in each of the 5 behavioral domains listed: language, psychomotor, personal and social adaptation, cognitive and auditory skills.   

 

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📝  𝐓𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐬 𝐂𝐥𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐜𝐚𝐥 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡 #𝟑 

Is Tomatis helpful for children with learning and communication disorders?        

 

Tomatis Centre in Toronto, Canada conducted a research to more than 400 children and young people and below are the findings:                                                                                                                                 1) 80-95% of the parents see the positive response from their kids, improve communication skills and attention span, reduce frustration, and appear to be more mature.                                                               2) 69-74% of the kids increase their verbal quality, memory and spelling. Six months after treatment, 83% of them can maintain the improvement and continue to further enhance their changes.(Sollier, 2005)     

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