The Tomatis® Method is a listening and speaking program. Like any educational approach, it must be done in a sustained, repeated way by alternating it with resting phases for integration and assimilation. Each program is customized and defined by David who is a Tomatis® Certified professional, following a complete assessment of listening. These listening training sessions are pre-programmed precisely for your listening profile and can be conducted at home.
The Tomatis® Method is offered by professionals specialized in the fields of health and education (Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Speech Therapists, Singing Voice trainers & therapists, Specialized Educators, Psychometricians, Certified coaches …).
You will be given an individualized assessment adapted specifically to your concern, followed by an interview with a professional specialized in dealing with your particular concern or issue.
David can administer a listening test with a device known as the TLTS (Tomatis Listening Test System). This assessment helps us to identify your listening potential and any possible dysfunctions that are constraining your ability to sing at your best.
LISTENING SESSIONS (PASSIVE PHASE)
1 hour 20 minutes (4 x 20 min sessions)= 18 hours of training for 14 days
David Delaney will create an exclusive musical program tailored to your needs. During your passive listening sessions, you will use the device called the TalksUp®.
During the listening programs with the portable TalksUp® device with headphones, it is important that you feel relaxed. All activities are accepted as long as they are not stressful or require too much concentration. You can draw, walk, play, cook… But we don’t recommend eating (or chewing gum), using other electronic devices (avoid screens) or making your sessions in any kind of transportation.
The duration, the rhythm and the number of sessions are determined by the Tomatis®professional that you have chosen. In general, the program includes sessions of up to 1 hour and 20 minutes which are conducted over a 14-day period.
Between each period, you take a break of several weeks. These pauses are called “integration phases” and the Forbrain® device will be used 15 minutes per day. They will be followed by another Listening test and intermediate interviews before resuming a next listening session.
EXIT Consultation & ASSESSMENT
Once the listening sessions are finished, you are given an exit Listening Test and assessment, which allows us to measure your progress and to determine if further sessions are recommended. The results obtained with the Tomatis® Method are long-lasting, even permanent, and consequently it is often not necessary to extend the sessions beyond the initial course (though sometimes, for certain problems, extending the program may be advised).
In order to complement your Tomatis® listening sessions, you can also acquire the Forbrain® headset. The headset is designed to work on the auditory feedback loop and is a very valuable tool. For more information go to www.forbrain.com or ask a Tomatis® Professional for details.
If, for some reason, you cannot participate in Tomatis® sessions, we still invite you to use Forbrain®.
*Please note Tomatis® assessment tools are designed to help David determine your profile and evaluate your improvement after listening sessions. These tools are not designed to establish a medical diagnosis and are not a hearing test. See an ENT Medical doctor for a hearing test and other like concerns.