The Tomatis Programme was developed by Dr Alfred Tomatis, a French ear, nose and throat surgeon, around the 1950s and 1960s. The Tomatis programme is based on Cranial Nerve VIII transporting both auditory and vestibular information. Hence through sound, it taps directly into the vestibular system. The vestibular system has many interconnections with almost every other part of the brain; hence the Tomatis therapy works on regulation/attention, motor/body, integration and emotional goals. In effect it helps to reorganise the foundations so that sensory information can be perceived in a more organised way allowing improved adaptive responses. In effect the Tomatis programme uses the ear as a portal to the brain. The TalksUp device allows this programme to be performed at home.

The TomatisĀ® Programme can help to improve:

  • Sensory processing
  • Listening
  • Attention
  • Communication
  • Motor planning and motor coordination

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