Concerning the Tomatis® Method, we recommend the following websites and books for more information.
Tomatis Research & Publications
An extensive library of research, books and articles about the 50 years of Tomatis work.
Books by Tomatis Consultants
Andrews, Susan, PhD. Stress Solutions for Pregnant Moms: How Breaking Free from Stress Can Boost Your Baby’s Potential. Metairie, LA: Twin Span Press, 2012.
Nicoloff, Francoise and LeRoux, Maude, editors. The Listening Journey for Children: Boosting Learning, Communication and Confidence Through Sound. Australia: Hear & Now, 2011.
Young, Ellen Craver, PhD. “Multiple Diagnoses, a Struggling Child,” The Listening Journey for Children. Australia: Hear & Now, 2011. 62.
Other Related Books
Campbell, Don. The Mozart Effect: Tapping the Power of Music to Heal the Body, Strengthen the Mind, and Unlock the Creative Spirit. New York: Harper Paperbacks, 2001.
Campbell, Don, and Doman, Alex. Healing at the Speed of Sound: How What We Hear Transforms Our Brains and Our Lives. New York, NY: Hudson Street Press, 2011.
Doidge, Norman, M. D. The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries From the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity. New York, NY: Penguin Books, 2015. Chapter 8, 280-342.
Madaule, Paul. When Listening Comes Alive: A Guide to Effective Learning and Communication. Norval, Ontario: Moulin, 1994.
Sollier, Pierre. Listening for Wellness: An Introduction to the Tomatis Method. Walnut Creek, CA: The Mozart Center Press, 2005.
Tomatis, A. A. The Conscious Ear: My Life of Transformation Through Listening. Barrytown, NY: Station Hill Press, 1991.
Tomatis, A. A. The Ear and Language. Norval, Ontario: Moulin Publishing, 1996.
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Susan Parsons, MEd, LPC - Rosenfeld Synergist, Mt. Pleasant, SC, 843-882-5861
Sara Rosenfeld-Johnson, MS, CCC-SLP - Talk Tools®, Luke Blessinger, President, 1-800-529-2879, www.TalkTools.com
David Rowland - Feldenkrais Method® practitioner and Tomatis® Method Practitioner, Charleston, SC, 415-861-5160
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Three Research Results for the Tomatis Method
Stockholm, Sweden: Rehabilitation for employees on disability
In an on-going study at Tomatis Nordiska AB in Stockholm, Sweden, data has been accumulated for eight years. The purpose of the study is to demonstrate that the Tomatis Method can successfully rehabilitate clients with diagnoses of depression and TBIs who were either out of work on disability or unproductive in their jobs. In the initial group, 60 women and men began the program. They were given pre and post medical physicals, offered counseling (few took it), and were given pre and post psychological tests. After 90 hours of listening with 58 completing the listening program, 60% of participants returned to full-time work and were productive; 28% returned to part-time work and were productive; and 12% were still not at work. Over the eight years, the same study design has been repeated to reach a total number of 100 participants with 83 participating in pre and post testing. The percentage numbers have held steady, showing continued success at rehabilitation for 88% of participants. These numbers were presented at the Tomatis Association Conference in Panama City, Panama, April, 2011, and are in preparation for publication in a work-related Swedish Journal.
Marseille, France: Positive psychological changes noted in post-traumatic stress disorder
At the University of Marseilles, Dr. Stephanie Aubert-Kalfa et al. are conducting a five-year study in three parts using the Tomatis Listening Test and the Tomatis Method to see if tonal scale or auditory testing is able to Track successful improvements in psychology patients at the University. The first part of the study was completed and results published in their article: “Pure-tone auditory thresholds are decreased in depressed people with post-traumatic stress disorder,” Journal of Affective Disorders. 127 (2010) 169–176. AC is Air Conduction and BC is Bone Conduction. Quoting the article’s abstract for results: “Hearing thresholds were found to be significantly poorer in depressed participants than in controls for frequencies from 2.75 Hz to 8 kHz in BC, and for 0.5, 0.75, 0.875 and 2.0–8.0 kHz pure-tone frequencies in AC.” Quoting the same abstract for their conclusion, “The AC and BC pure-tone auditory threshold measurement may provide new and different insights into the aetiology and evolution of depression.” Our study will use the Tomatis Listening Test, an audiology-based Tomatis developed test, to Track changes and improvements in participants’ listening.
Buffalo, New York: Significant improvements noted in first, fifth grade special education students
Two small studies were conducted in a first grade and fifth grade special education classroom under the administration of two Tomatis Consultants who are trained in special education. There were four first grade students, 6-7 years old, given 86 hours of listening over a 7-month period. “Students were assessed with the Teacher Rating Form of the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Second Edition. The Vineland is completed by the teacher and provides an assessment of the individual in the domains of Communication, Daily Living Skills, Socialization, and Motor Skills. The classroom teacher has provided additional testing information, WRAT, which is routinely given at the beginning and end of the school year”:
The Tomatis Listening Program that was implemented at Baker Academy occurred during a seven-month period. The results of the testing confirm a substantial gain in the domains of Communication, Daily Living Skills, and Socialization. On the average, students gained between 13 months and 34 months within these domains during a seven-month time period. This is statistically significant when you take into account that these students were disadvantaged and receiving intervention services prior to the onset of this program. These improvements are directly related to their improvements in auditory processing.
Eight fifth-grade students ages 10-11 were given 69 hours of Tomatis Listening over five months. “Students were assessed with the Teacher Rating Form of the Vineland Adaptive Behavior Scales, Second Edition and the Scan-C test for Auditory Processing Disorders in Children-Revised. The Vineland is completed by the teacher and provides an assessment of the individual in the domains of Communication, Daily Living Skills, Socialization and Motor Skills. The Scan-C is an imitative test, requiring the student to repeat stimulus words or sentences. It is designed to assess one’s primary perception of what is heard and not one’s understanding of what is heard:”
As indicated by the Scan-C Test results, the students have shown improvement in auditory processing abilities. The students are better able to understand speech in the presence of background noise. This in turn assists them in tuning in and attending to language and learning. This is likely a result of intense exercise of the middle ear muscles through the application of Tomatis. In addition, the majority of students have shown improvement in communication, daily living skills and socialization as indicated by the Vineland-II test results. Some students improved one standard deviation, which in some cases resulted in their abilities changing from moderately low to adequate. These improvements are directly related to their improvements in auditory processing.
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