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Tomatis Effect - Listening Learning Programs
Dr. Alfred Tomatis' Listening Learning Program™ Psycho-Motor Integration® and Sensory-Motor Education®; are integrated by the Sacarin Listening, Movement and Development Center to train and educate children and adults to develop their neuro-cognitive skills and enhance sensory integration abilities. Our full-time center offers individualized training, workshops and consulting by Liliana Sacarin, PsyD, CC, LMHCA, using Dr. Tomatis' Method of auditory stimulation and movement techniques in Seattle, Bellevue, and Bellingham, Washington.

Tomatis Method Trained and Certified by Dr. Alfred Tomatis - Dr. Liliana Sacarin is an expert in the field of auditory processing techniques. For over 18 years she has been a leader in the field of Tomatis and Tomatis-based listening programs.

Upcoming Tomatis-Effect Free Monthly Presentations:

New article! The Sacarin Center featured in ParentMap during Autism Awareness month. Hear from parents with children who attended the Tomatis Listening Method as part of treatment for a variety of sensory processing & learning issues. Click here to read more.

Previous article: Tomatis Effect Therapy & Learning Challenges. Eastside Journal highlights Changes in Children from the Tomatis Effect Listening Program at the Sacarin Center.

Tomatis Method peer-reviewed research summary: A Review of Research on Tomatis Auditory Stimulation by Dr. Jan Gerritsen.

Children & adults improve: attention, processing speed, academic learning ability, confidence, behavior, emotional regulation, fine & gross motor control, general maturation.

  • Learning issues: Reading, Writing, Math
  • Auditory Processing Disorder
  • Sensory Integration
  • Sensory Processing Disorder
  • Speech & Language Difficulties
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Neuro-Developmental Delays
  • Sound Sensitivity & Misophonia
  • Behavior Regulation & Anxiety
  • Auditory Training Solutions:

    Tomatis-Effect Listening Learning Programs and other Tomatis-inspired programs: iLs (Integrated Listening Systems), LiFT (Listening Fitness Training), TLP (The Listening Program).

    An expert in auditory training techniques, Dr. Liliana Sacarin provides assessments and individualized recommendations based upon the most appropriate auditory techniques for each client. These assessments take into consideration in-depth sensory processing, language processing, attention and cognitive abilities.

    Dr. Sacarin also integrates Tomatis-based Listening with Movement programs to facilitate learning, development, and expand potential in children and adults.

    Home Tomatis-effect listening programs are available on an individual basis as required by some circumstances or for out-of-town clients.

    Neurofeedback and Interactive Metronome programs are offered as well.

    Dr. Alfred Tomatis theorizes listening skills play a central role in everyone's learning, social, cognitive and motor development. Children who have trouble concentrating (ADD/ADHD), struggle with academic achievement (dyslexia, reading, writing, and math challenges) or present with sensory processing, sensory integration challenges (such as Autism, PDD, premature birth, sensory sensitivities, etc.) benefit from our Tomatis-based listening education programs.

    Additional services offered by specialists in occupational therapy, speech and language, neurofeedback, psychotherapy, behavior and coaching are also available at the center:

    Occupational Therapy

    Bridget M. Sachse, MS, OTR/L
    - Occupational Therapist.
    - Certified Sensory Integration Specialist.

    Speech and Language Therapy

    Nichie Lessard, MS, CCC-SLP/L
    The Language Path
    - Speech and Language Pathologist.
    - Trained Prompt Specialist.

    Psychotherapy and Coaching Services

    Joanne Halverson, PsyD, LMHC
    - Serves individuals, families, couples and groups.
    - Doctorate in Clinical Psychology.

    Neurofeedback and Coaching Services

    Maritza Rivera-Gaxiola, BSc, MPhil, PhD
    - Neurofeedback Trainer - Board Certified in Clinical Neurofeedback (BCN).
    - Technical and Advanced Certification in NeurOptimal®.
    - PCI Certified Parent Coach®.

    Phone (206) 522-8873 - E-Mail

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