“Billy had an attitude problem. In the house, he would always get into fights with all his brothers. Whenever one of them would “offend” him, he would fly into fits of extreme anger. We had to walk on eggshells every time he was around. In school, he would get into fights with classmates when he felt they were making fun of him.

Billy did the Tomatis® program, and I was really amazed that he changed. He actually became calmer and was able to articulate his feelings of anger. He said he enjoyed doing the program very much because the “church music” sounded so beautiful.”


- Marta, Mother of 9-year old Billy

After contacting the Tomatis® Center, your child will be given an appointment for an initial assessment.

During the assessment, we will determine the condition of your child's listening ability through a listening test and an interview. Based on all the information gathered at the initial assessment, an individual 60 or 120 hour Listening Program will be designed for your child by the Tomatis® Consultant.

During the therapy, the child will be listening to the music of Mozart and Gregorian chants as well as the mother’s recorded voice, and do some voice exercises. The music will be modified by the Electronic Ear according to the individual listening program that has been designed for your child.

During the passive phase of therapy, the child will draw, paint, play games and do exercises that increase their sensory awareness or that improve balance and coordination. During the active phase, vocal exercises are added, guided by a Listening Therapist. In between the three phases, the child will be given several Listening Tests to assess his or her development as the program progresses.

The Individualized listening program consists of 3 phases. Each phase lasts 10 days, each of these days there is a 2-hour session. There is a 4-8week break after each phase.

Phase Duration
First 10 Days
Break 4 Weeks
Second 10 Days
Break 6-8 Weeks
Third 10 Days

Your child's progress and development will be re-assessed at the beginning and end of each phase. At the final meeting with the consultant, recommendations for follow-up and further treatment will be made where appropriate. While three (3) phases of the Tomatis® Method may be enough for some children, experience has taught us that other children benefit from further phases of therapy.

Additional services of an Occupational Therapist may be availed of during the program.

For others with no diagnosed learning disabilities, communication and behavioral problems, we offer the following programs: Brain Gain With No Pain (an after school program), Pregnancy Program, Nifty After Fifty. Learn more about these programs by clicking one of the tabs above.

Who is it for?
This special program helps children of school age (5-17), not diagnosed for any specific attention, learning, or communication difficulty be better learners.

Good Learners Are Good Listeners
The Tomatis® Method is guided by the principle that “good learners are good listeners". Why?
  • Good learners have discriminating ears: they can easily distinguish between the various frequencies that make up speech. Many poor learners have difficulties with that.
  • Good learners are right ear dominant. Many poor learners are left ear dominant.
  • Good learners can zoom-in on sounds that are important, and filter out irrelevant information. Many poor learners, especially those that are hyperactive, can not easily filter out irrelevant information.
  • Good learners have ears that capture the finer frequencies of the spectrum. Many poor learners do not benefit from the "sound energy".
Benefits:
  • Increased capacity for absorbing and processing information
  • Better focus and concentration when doing tasks
  • Increased attention span in the classroom
  • Better organization and ability to follow directions/instructions
  • Decreased restlessness and hyperactivity
  • Increased self-confidence and sense of well-being
Duration:
Total of 30 hours
Who is it for?
This unique program is for pregnant women who are in their 6th month or later of gestation. A total of 30 hours of listening is completed.

What is heard in the womb?
Women all over the world sing lullabies to their babies. The fetus is having first language lessons in the womb and this is very important.

The inflections of the mother tongue are conveyed through speech and most importantly through song. The singing voice has a richer frequency range than speech.

The elements of music, namely tonal pitch, timbre, intensity and rhythm, are also elements used in speaking a language. For this reason, music prepares the ear, body and brain to listen to, integrate and produce language sounds.

Uterine sounds form a “sound carpet” over which the mother’s voice in particular appears very distinct, the fetus gives special attention to because it is so different from its own amniotic environment. These sounds are of major importance because they establish the first patterns of communication and bonding.

The ear first appears in the third week of gestation and it becomes functional by the 16th week. The fetus begins active listening by the 24th week. We know from ultrasound observations that the fetus hears and responds to a sound pulse starting at 16 weeks of age, even before the ear construction is complete.

Benefits:
  • A tranquil and stress-free pregnancy
  • Provides an early bond between mother and child
  • Stimulates the baby while still inside the womb
  • An easy and relaxing delivery
  • Babies come out calm, happy, alert, and with well-toned bodies
Duration:
Total of 30 hours
Who is it for?
Adults aged 55 and above.

Benefits:
  • Increased energy and vitality
  • Improved balance
  • Improved attention, concentration, and memory
  • Better communication skills
  • Decreased sound sensitivity
  • Increased sense of well-being
  • Decrease in irritability and stress
Duration:
Total of 30 hours