re:Tomatis Method in combination with SI.
"Valerie Dejean could be the difference between Junior College and regular College for my son!"...mother speaking of one of her other children.
Grounded in both the Human Potential Movement and Sensory Integration techniques in addition to Auditory Processing, Valerie Dejean has in the past treated children and youths for Dyslexia and SI issues.
In this way she met hundreds of families who had one child on the autistic spectrum.
What about your other children?
Sometimes Valerie would treat some of the siblings who might have minor attention deficit problems or motor planning problems, only to discover that the previously normal but underachieving child would make vast strides in dancing, acting music or sports after completing his treatment..
Moreover their grades improved. Unfortunately they did not stop sassing their parents. Sometimes they got even worse after they realized their newly found powers and found their voice..!
Where the goal for the more severe sibling was getting him out of special education and into a normal class, the other normal sibling was suddenly being recruited by college preparatory classes and performing arts teachers to be in the school drama or to play in intramural athletics..
Times change. Parents used to want their children to realize their higher human potential, whereas now they want their children to have the competitive edge!
This is probably analogous to the situation facing the parents themselves, (Ourselves). We were searching for meaningful work in times past whereas now we are merely hoping to make the house payment!
At the moment, our society has lower expectations. All the same, Valerie Dejean's method will work for your child and possibly for you too. It's still not cheap. Seven thousand four hundred dollars for the first child but you can probably get a deal on additional family members if they do it at the same time.
“It’s easier for me to express myself and I’m staying on track with deadlines. Tomatis therapy has given me more confidence. I used to be shy! Anna W., college student, age 21
ADOLESCENT and ADULT PROGRAMS
Open a New Door to an Entirely New World—Tomatis therapy in combination with sensory integration.
The Tomatis Method of auditory stimulation is designed to re-awaken the ear's natural ability to listen and ultimately stimulate the brain’s desire to communicate. Dr. Alfred Tomatis, a French ear, nose and throat specialist,spent his career studying the ear-communication connection. His research is responsible for changing the common perception of the ear from passive recipient of sound to the body’s sensory control center.
We at the Spectrum Center use Tomatis therapy in combination with sensoryintegration techniques pioneered by Dr. A. Jean Ayres, Ph.D., OTR. She was dedicated to providing services to those who would otherwise be lost in the education and health care systems. Dr. Ayres’resolute drive to improve the knowledge and application of sensory integration theory and principles through continuous research was founded on the desire to help those with learning disabilities.
sensory integration is the ability to take in,
sort out and connect information from the
world around us in an organized manner. The
brain needs sensation, and without it, will
create its own. With too much un-modulated
sensory information a person can either become
over-stimulated or so overwhelmed that he
shuts down. Without adequate sensory
integration we may not be able to participate
effectively in daily life activities, such as
work, school, parenting, leisure and
of these techniques—Tomatis therapy and
sensory integration—provides dramatic results
for our clients. They have improved their
public speaking, listening and communication
skills, enhanced their vocal quality and they
have overcome learning difficulties.
What are the Benefits?
• Better memory, attention
Improved coordination •
increased attention span & concentration • improved
Keywords: Tomatis Method New York Autism Vestibular Auditory Integration Spectrum Center Sensory Integration Sensory Diet Sensory Defensiveness Valerie Dejean Tomatis Auditory Training
Timothy M. Gilmor, Ph.D
What We Do: Individualized
initial in-depth assessment is followed by a
consultation to discuss results and recommendations.
If a person is considered an appropriate candidate,
an individualized program is designed. Treatment
begins with a 15 day intensive (2 hours each day),
followed by two 8 day intensives, with a 3 to 4 week
period of integration between intensives. Clients
listen to electronically filtered sounds of music
and voice, which replicate the main phases of
listening and communication development, while
taking part in sensory integrative activities. Daily
observations, weekly assessments, and
counseling are important parts of the program.