Cardinal Kids Therapy

Occupational Therapy & Tomatis® Sound Therapy
Personalized Care in a Personal Setting
(856) 435-6023 | 1000 White Horse Road, Suite 506, Voorhees, NJ 08043

Tomatis® Sound Therapy

Tomatis® Sound Therapy
Cardinal Kids Programs
Eating a sandwich. Talking on the phone. Vacuuming the carpet. Throwing a ball. These actions all have one thing in common: they cause your brain to process sensation. It’s called “sensory integration,” and for most people, it’s effortless. Yet for millions of others, they pose a challenge. As many as 1 in 20 struggle with everyday activities: they have trouble organizing sensory signals into appropriate responses. This might result in an unusual aversion to noise and light, or the inability to engage in conversation, ride a bicycle, or use a pencil, fork, or knife. Poor sensory integration often goes undiagnosed and is not considered a stand-alone disorder. When untreated, it can lead to low self-esteem, social isolation, communication difficulties and emotional or psychological struggles. Over 50 years ago, pioneering French physician Alfred A. Tomatis developed an effective solution. Focusing on hearing (our brain’s most important sensory integrator), he developed The Tomatis Method®, a sensory stimulation program that tones tiny muscles in the ear, building powerful multi-sensory pathways in the brain. Improving hearing transformed the way that Tomatis’ patients processed sensory information. Today, the Tomatis Method® and its patented technology literally changes the ear and how a child listens, restoring his or her potential for a full, rich, and confident life. This form of therapy is delivered as an intensive therapy either in the clinic or at home. It consists of listening to music for 2 hours a day for 13 days. This intensive form of therapy is typically repeated 2 more times with a 4-6 week break in between each intensive. It has demonstrated a profound positive impact on regulation, attention, emotion, communication, coordination, social interaction, developmental disorders and academic difficulties.