Training course - Practice after each stage
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STAGE 1 - "BECOME A TOMATIS PRACTITIONER (LEVEL 1)"
Duration : 3 days + online support and mentoring
Prerequirement : must be a therapist, or teacher
Tool : The portable SOLISTEN device
Purpose: You practice the TOMATIS Method by intergrating a powerful yet simple-to-use professional device into your professional activity.
Introduction : This first stage provides an initial 3-day training course to learn about the TOMATIS Method. You are trained to use SOLISTEN in your field of expertise with your customers. This highly practical course is supplemented by a continued training online each month to assist you in introducing this technology into your work. It gives you the opportunity to become familiar with our equipment and to appreciate the efficiency they provide for a moderate investment.
Course summary : SOLISTEN® training is an intense 3-day course covering the vital aspects of the ear through its integration with the brain, the nervous system, the muscles of the middle ear and the vestibular system. You will leave the workshop with a clear understanding of SOLISTEN’s impact on the regulation of emotions, listening and communication, attention and behavior.
SOLISTEN device : Equipped with special headphones, SOLISTEN plays specially processed and preselected music to stimulate the auditory integration system. By reproducing the electronic gate, this stimulation ensures the accurate integration of the acoustic information and helps the brain to better receive, select and process this information. After assessing your client’s needs, you are able to choose the suitable program among the preconfigured choices without difficulty. Your clients can easily do their program of 30 two-hour listening sessions wherever they go.
SOLISTEN is a portable digital device reproducing the TOMATIS Effect.
− Electronic gate is reproduced.
− Headphones equipped with air and bone conduction feature the precession system.
− Music is pre-processed and uncompressed.
− Filtering goes up to 2500 Hz.
SOLISTEN is also available in a group or school version.
Inscription : complete a request for documentation
STAGE 2 - "BECOME A TOMATIS PRACTITIONER (LEVEL 2)"
TLTS and TALKS Training
Duration : 4 days + online support and mentoring
Prerequirement : must be a TOMATIS Practitioner (level 1)
Tool : The TLTS device for the listening test
Purpose : You add to your activity an evaluation tool that allows you to define the listening profile of a client with precision
Presentation : This tool is necessary if you want to further evaluate a client’s listening profile and to refine your programming based on it. Over a second 3-day training course, you learn to conduct a listening test and use it as part of your programming. The listening test also serves as a tool to assess results and thus to optimize your work.
Details : Although its roots are in audiometry, the listening test is a fully separate test. Its purpose is to determine how the individual communicates with others. The test is made up of a series of subtests, the synthesis of which results in the elaboration of curves called the listening profile. This listening profile is specific to each person. It is extremely simple to do the test, since it consists in the client responding either manually or orally – depending on the client – to acoustic stimuli perceived through headphones that transmit sound by air conduction and bone conduction. Each ear is tested in turn. On average the entire test lasts about one quarter of an hour. The listening test evaluates an individual’s auditory thresholds in terms of frequency, ability to identify the source of sounds, ability to discriminate between frequencies, and auditory laterality. The analysis of the resulting curves serves to determine the person’s quality of listening and from this to induce a psychological profile. The listening test thus allows to determine how an individual communicates with him/herself as well as with the outside world. The National Center for Scientific Research in France (CNRS) is currently conducting research on this subject.
STAGE 3 - "BECOME A TOMATIS CONSULTANT"
Duration : 5 days + online support and mentoring
Prerequirement : must be a TOMATIS Practitioner (Level 2)
Tool : Tomatis Audio Pro and SOLISTEN TC
Purpose : This final stage allows you to develop a genuine expertise in the TOMATIS Method and to use all the available parameters to individualize your work. You receive rigorous training by experienced consultants. Finally, you will be able to participate actively in our research programs.
• The TOMATIS Audi Pro (TAP)
Our latest generation of machines is equipped with the most up-to-date digital audio technology using highly reliable hardware standard combined with a flexible software configuration. Called the TOMATIS Audio Pro (TAP), this device is designed to simultaneously manage several Electronic Ears thanks to a robust and powerful multiprocessor. Equipped with a complete software package, the device enables the consultant to customize the settings for each client using a simple and intuitive interface with multiple programming combinations and pinpoint accuracy. The TAP is a tool reserved to TOMATIS Consultants to work in an institute with all the parameters used in the TOMATIS Method.
• The SOLISTEN TC
Compared to the standard format, the SOLISTEN TC offers a wider selection of programmes. This choice is however smaller than that proposed by the TAP. It has all the functions of the TOMATIS Method except the active principle and can be used to do the listening programmes at home. It is also reserved to TOMATIS Consultants.