Providing direct, personal accounts of the Tomatis-Listening and Movement Development sessions at the Sacarin Center.

"I am writing to update you on my daughter, now 16 years old. You last saw her in 2004. Several times over the last two years she has mentioned, out of the blue, that your program helped her tremendously. She has a 4.0 G.P.A. in High School (freshman & sophomore) and is taking AP and honors classes.She has a group of loyal friends. She values and nurtures these friendships."
-Mother of a 16-year-old.
"We've had our son off his ADHD meds for about a week now.  He's much better this summer than when we tried the same last year. I am so pleased that we're not as dependent on the medication anymore.  I attribute much of this change to the therapy sessions that he has been through in your clinic!  It was a slow, gradual change with Kennan as we progressed through the 3 sessions, but they were definitely worth it."
-Mother of a 10-year-old.
Our daughter had many issues; speech delay, poor listening focus, sensitivity to loud sounds, difficulties dealing with frustration and transition, body in constant motion or fidgeting, and some other minor issues. She was diagnosed as having hyperaccusis ( andADHD in a general term). After the series of listening program and a few other specialists recommended by Liliana, our daughter is mostly free of all the issues. We are so lucky to have found Liliana. She has truly improved our daughter's life and her future potential. We can also enjoy her more than ever. Nayda now seems very comfortable in her own body and is thriving! Our only regret is that we did not bring Nadya to Liliana sooner.
-Mother of a 12-year-old.
"We wanted to take a moment to give you a quick update about our son. The news is great! In the last 3 months or so, he has had some significant breakthroughs. His vocabulary has gone from 5 or 6 words to more than we can count. He can repeat almost anything. But more than just repeating, his comprehension seems to be amazing. We've discovered that he can read, spell, and even do some basic math! I think these improvements have also helped our son understand that there's a light at the end of the tunnel, which is at least as significant."
-Mother of a 6-year-old.
"We noticed a number of very positive changes in our son during his participation in the Tomatis Listening Effect Program, particularly after the second phase. Our son seemed more engaged and involved with others.  He was more aware of what was occuring around him and started asking more questions.  His teachers also confirmed that he interacted much more with his peers.  We also noticed improvement in his balance and coordination.  About mid-way through Phase 2, he mastered riding his bike without training wheels and started learning to put swimming movements together.  (These were things we had been working on for some time without much progress).  It was as if it "suddenly clicked" for him.  We also noticed improvements in his gait, running, and ball handling ability.  He had previously been very frustrated in PE because it was difficult for him, but this year he really enjoyed it because he was able to do what his peers were doing. 
-Mother of a 9-year-old.
"Ouor daughter is now in 4th grade, totally without special education support; in fact, she feels so self-conscious about being different, she pretends not to recognize the special education staff when she passes them. She refuses to be pulled out for any services, and truly does not require them. She is an A student, and her interests are art and music. She decided at the beginning of last school year that she really did care what the other students thought of her, and she curbed all of her tantrum behaviors. She wants to fit in. This has been enormously successful! She has had the same teacher for 2 years and she has grown and blossomed. I have seen some 10 - to 12-year-olds who came from California after their early years of ABA and they are obviously still very impaired."
-Mother of a 9-year-old.
"Our son is doing much better. I'm very excited because he has made a lot of progress academically and socially. His reading scores have improved and his ability to infer meaning has also increased."
-Mother of a 12-year-old.
"Our daughter has made great progress following each Tomatis session. We know that we could take her to other centers that are closer to where we live, but we will always travel to bring her to you. We feel that your ability to identify a child's needs and connect with that child is unique and critical to the success of the listening program."
-Parents of an 8-year-old.
"Though the results may seem subtle (outside the family), we've noticed that [our son] smiles more and looks more relaxed physically; he's more coordinated and loves to be outside. He's developing a sense of humor, is more interactive with peers and continues to be extremely helpful. We don't have to repeat nearly as often, he seems more focused and it's not as difficult to get his attention. We're extremely pleased we did this and have no regrets."
-Parents of a 12-year-old.
"My son went from saying g a few words to building meaningful sentences. Then his receptive language was no longer a huge issue since he is processing information much easier and with responses."
-Father of an 9-year-old.
"Prior to Tomatis- Effect, I wondered how my son could succeed in school with his challenges in language, reading, and social endeavors; now I'm very optimistic!!!!!!"
-Mother of an 11-year-old.
"After phase two we noticed an increase in [our son's] self-confidence. His music teacher told us that his ability to play his clarinet had improved a lot. Although these were wonderful assets to his daily life, the best change was that he suddenly had a solid group of friends!"
-Parents of a 9-year-old.

"We now consider (our son) to be mostly 'recovered' from Autism. He, to most people, does not appear to be Autistic in any way anymore. People actually don't believe me when I tell them that he was severely Autistic. He is now in a 'typical' class for kindergarten without an aide and very limited support."

-Mother of a 5-year-old.

"Prior to Tomatis therapy, our child couldn't rhyme or read a chapter book without adult assistance. Now he's reading short books and can rhyme."

-Mother of an 11-year-old.

"When I applied this technique, memorizing ceased being an epic struggle. And now when I took the stage to recite a passage or perform a role, I no longer suffered a panicky, choking feeling. Now I had found I could perform long passages of even the most complicated texts with ease and fluidity."

-Gerard Depardieu
 
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