How The Program Works
Why an Initial Assessment?
Prior to any treatment, as assessment takes place in a warm, caring environment designed to put youngsters at ease. Our evaluatorsuse a gentle, playful approach to get to know each child. We obtain detailed information from the child's family and test him or her when appropriate. Then we determine whether our program is a good match and begin to develop an individual plan for the client. Scheduling an initial assessment does not commit you to the full program.
Who is On the Spectrum Center Staff?
Our staff includes:
Certified Tomatis consultants
Highly-trained listening therapists
What Are Listening Therapists?
In addition to our professional clinical staff, clients work extensively with listening therapists. Our listening therapists have backgrounds in pychology, early childhood development, and special education. They have extensive training in sensory integration theory and techniques, tactile stimulation and motor- planning activities, implementation of specialized child treatment plans, technical management of Tomatis systems, and Tomatis theory and methodology. Our listening therapists also undergo each of the tests and procedures that they administer to clients, and are strongly encouraged to participate in the Tomatis Method auditory stimulation program for themselves. Therapists also attend monthly in-service training in related topics.
These are the children who often fall through the cracks because something is not clicking for them even though nothing is blatantly wrong.
If your child has any of these diagnoses, or is experiencing inexplicable difficulties in school or social settings, consider scheduling him or her for an initial assessment with us. Our staff's evaluation of your child, combined with detailed information from you, can help us identify any underlying sensory integration or auditory processing issue that your child may have.
Are There Additional Programs?