The Tomatis® Method
Improves Motor, Emotional and Cognitive abilities, through Music and Language
The Tomatis® Method
Relies on an advanced technology and the excellence of its trained professionals on how to use it.
TOMATIS® DEVELOPMENT S.A.
Has accompanied recent discoveries in neuroscience and participated in many research studies on brain plasticity.
A New Bone Conduction Kit Specifically for Babies
Why Use TomatisⓇ Bone Conduction for Your Baby
Bone conduction therapy can be very effective for babies and children, particularly those born with sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL). This includes:
- 50% of children with intellectual disabilities
- 12% of children with cerebral palsy
- 10% of children with autism spectrum disorder
TomatisⓇ therapy is particularly well-suited for babies because it can benefit an infant before the fontanels are closed. This extremely early intervention is crucial in providing therapy for developmental delays and hearing impairments.
In addition, this is a workable alternative to traditional headphones for babies and children who are sensitive to them for a variety of reasons:
- Difficulty with the fit
- Discomfort with the sensation of certain features, like grommets, ear tubes
Case Study – Baby Gwen
She was born with severe to profound hearing loss in her right ear and was unable to sit up by herself, stand when held, crawl, or babble.
Gwen started TomatisⓇ therapy and within the first 1 hour and 45 minutes of treatment – which took place over 5 days – she demonstrated being able to sit up by herself, make faces, get up on her hands and knees to try to crawl, balance in various ways, and move across the room.
By day 8 she was looking in the mirror and recognizing herself and by day 12, her parent reported that she was communicating more. At day 20 she had begun to turn toward sounds, attempt more sounds, and sleep through the night.
After the first intensive session, which was 10 hours in total, she could crawl, stand with support, and babble and squeal to communicate. Gwen continued into a second intensive of 15 hours and began to explore her environment, gain weight, eat more, and say words like “dada.” By her fifth intensive, she was walking and running unassisted and as the seventh intensive was about to begin, she was jumping, singing, clapping, and talking almost nonstop.
Keeping Bone Conduction Safe for Babies
Bone conduction can be an amazing experience for your growing baby. Bone conduction is also very safe for babies, as long as you follow these best practices:
- Use a careful, gradual increase of time with the guidance of a bone conduction expert.
- Ensure the sound level is acceptable at all times.
- Change the bone conductor’s location slightly to prevent irritation.
- Monitor your baby’s reactions carefully and make adjustments along the way.
- Check your environment for new dangers that are accessible to a mobile baby.
Benefits and Improvements to Expect
Parents are always eager to hear about the improvements their child could experience through bone conduction therapy. To summarize the three biggest overall benefits, they are:
- Early auditory stimulation
- Stimulation of childhood developmental milestones
- Positive changes in vestibular function, movement, coordination, and speech
In fact, these improvements are often so fast and so deeply gratifying for parents, we recommend making video recordings to save these precious moments forever.
For More Information
To learn more about TomatisⓇ bone conduction, please contact Louise.
We offer a holistic developmental approach to therapy that respects each child’s individual needs.
6 Moreson Avenue,
Valmary Park, Durbanville
082 415 8825
WHAT IS the Tomatis® Method?
It is an electronic system called the Electronic Ear – TalksUp®. The Electronic Ear has developed into a modernized device with digitalized music and computerized features.
Tomatis® impacts on:
- Increased body awareness
- Awareness of environment
- Motor planning and motor coordination
- Listening attentiveness
- Improved auditory and vestibular processing
- Improved speech and language outcomes
- Improved energy
- Improved emotional experience – both lifts the sprit as well as calm behavior, creating balance
THE TOMATIS® METHOD in action
How does the Tomatis® Method work?
There are 3 functions to the ear:
- The function of balance – The vestibule is a part of the inner ear, which informs the brain of the slightest body movement, it intervenes therefore in the control of posture and the maintenance of balance – our vestibular system.
- The function of revitalization or cortical charge – The ear is very necessary in causing the cortex to be charged and therefore needs to be stimulated.
- The function of listening – When this function is disrupted, difficulties in analysis, accommodation, spatialization or auditive lateralization are caused. The person experiences an influx of information, but perceives it in a distorted manner affecting comprehension, as well as impacting verbal expression. The person becomes fatigued, irritable and finally withdraws.
Our brain works in such a way that our selective attention, which allows us to select a sound signal among all the possible ones so that it can be treated, is triggered if two conditions are brought together:
- The new or unpredictable character of the sound signal
- An increase in the intensity of this message
The gating mechanism of the Electronic Ear triggers both conditions and this specific mechanism is very unique to the Tomatis® method and not replicated in the same way in any other product. The Tomatis® practitioner is able to specifically adapt each client’s program by changing the gating taking place on each music track processed through the device. This and multiple other features favor the conditions of impacting on the neuroplasticity of the brain, which impacts on the brain for change.
Purchase of products are related to professional training in different levels of the Tomatis Method
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Please find a list of all related products below.
- TalksUp® Bluetooth
- Bluetooth Headphone
- Microphone TUP
- Bluetooth Adapter
- Wireless Headphone
- Wireless Headphone with balance
- Wired Headphone with microphone
- Wired Kids Headphone
1 YEAR WARRANTY
If in stock 3-5 Days Delivery