Optimizing Cognitive Function
Tomatis® Method is a sound therapy invented by Dr. Alfred Tomatis, a French ENT specialist in the 1950's. It works by retraining the ear and reorganizing the nervous system to work more efficiently and effectively. We may hear well, but listen poorly. "Listening is the ability to use one’s hearing intentionally and attentively, and in a way that is acceptable on an emotional level, for the purpose of learning and communicating. It is a high level cortical function. Listening can be affected by developmental delays, auditory processing and communicative disorders, and emotional disturbances as well." While the Tomatis® Method is not FDA approved or widely used in the US, it is regarded as an effective tool in addressing symptoms of ADHD, affective and emotional disorders, communication disorders, psychomotor difficulties, to name a few. It also helps to improve voice and musicality, as well as personal development.