Listening Sessions - The different steps
You will be given a psychopedagogical assessment adapted specifically to your specific need followed by an interview, in order to approach your particular difficulty or disorder.
Afterwards, a listening test will be administered with a device known as the TLTS. This test helps us to identify your listening potential and any possible dysfunctions.
Listening Sessions (passive phase)
Using the specially designed device, you listen to a program personalised for you. You can listen to these programs in our centre or in the comfort of your own home, using the Solisten device.
Because the programs stimulate your brain through the ear, the sessions have to be repeated over a period of time, alternating with evenly-spaced intervals of rest (called 'integration periods') so that the progress will be long-lasting, even permanent. The number and length of the sessions depends on the issue. Training sessions can be conducted at centre or at home, in three sessions, 8-15 days, each for two hours per day over the course of some months.
For younger children we have designed a special playroom, equipped with swings, toys, puppets, drawing books, in order to provide them a wider multisensory stimulation which, along with the personalised sound stimulation program, creates a synergistic effect.
Parents are kindly invited to spend the session time in the wellness room area, enjoying a massage relaxation session in a quiet and restful atmosphere.
Listening Sessions (active phase)
Active listening sessions might be needed too. These sessions include reading aloud or verbal repetition, during which your voice is instantly modified and retransmitted within the specific parameters of the Tomatis effect.
Directly and in real-time, you hear your voice corrected, and as a result, your voice is unconsciously modified. This exercise is not systematic but strongly recommended when possible, and is proposed only after an initial program of passive listening.
After the course of listening sessions is finished, you will be given an exit 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 although sometimes, for certain problematics, extending the program may be advised.