Dislessia e disturbi specifici dell’apprendimento

I miglioramenti determinati dall’Audio-Psico-Fonologia Tomatis nei disturbi specifici dell’apprendimento sono ormai dimostrati da numerose ricerche; il trattamento è riconosciuto come valido supporto laddove si riscontrano difficoltà di lettura, scrittura e calcolo. Gli studi hanno dimostrato anche il superamento dei problemi psico-emozionali associati a questi disturbi: i soggetti sviluppano un comportamento più fiducioso e soprattutto più motivato ad apprendere e a relazionarsi; migliorano le abilità cognitive, quali attenzione, memoria e concentrazione.

Elenco delle ricerche che hanno verificato gli effetti del metodo Tomatis sui DSA:

– (1980) Gillis, J.S., Sidlauskas, A.E., “The influence of differential auditory feedback upon the reading of dyslexic children”, Neuropsychologia 16, 483-489

 – (1980) Roy, J., Cognitive control functioning and spontaneous speech: Intensive case studies of Audio-Psycho-Phonological remedial training with five dyslexic boys. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Ottawa

– (1982) Rourke, B.P. & Russel, D.L. (1982), The Tomatis Method applied to older learning disabled children: An evaluation. Paper presented at the Opening Communication Conference, Toronto, November

– (1982) Wilson, Iavociello, Metlay, Risucci, Rosati & Palmaccio “The Tomatis Project / Final Report”, Department of neurology North Shore University Hospital and Hofstra University, Department of psychology. Paper presented at the Opening Communication Conference, Toronto, Ontario

– (1982) Gilmor, T.M., A pre-test and post-test survey of children and adolescents’ performance before and after completing the Tomatis Program. Research Report, MDS Inc., Toronto, Ontario.

– (1984) Gilmor, T.M., A pre-test and post-test survey of children and adolescents’ performance before and after completing the Tomatis Program. Final Report, MDS Inc., Toronto, Ontario.

– (1985) Mould, P., An evaluation of dyslexic boy’s response to the Tomatis Listening Training Programme: Interim Report. Brickwall House, Northiam, East Sussex, England

– (1986) Kershner, J., Cummings, R., Clarke, K., Hadfield, A., & Kershner, B., Evaluation of the Tomatis Listening Training Program with learning disabled children. Canadian Journal of Special Education, 2, 1 – 32

– (1986) Kershner, J., Cummings R., Clarke, K., Hadfield, A. & Kershner, B., Two year evaluation of the Tomatis Listening Program with learning disabled children. Learning Disability Quarterly, 13, 43 – 53.

– (1994) Gilmor, T.M., Mould, P., “An evaluation of dyslexic boy’s response to the Tomatis Listening Training Programme: Final Report”, Brickwall House, Northiam, East Sussex, England, (summarized in Gilmor)

– (1999) Gilmor, T.M., The Efficacy of the Tomatis method for Children with Learning and Communication Disorders, International Journal of Listening, 13, 12

– (2004) Nicoloff, F., “Case studies of children with Dyspraxia following intervention with Tomatis method program”, International Journal of Tomatis Method Research, Vol. 1 (1), 21-27

– (2005) Davis, D., “A review of various abilities improved after the basic Tomatis method program fro Autistic, Williams Syndrome and AD/HD clients”, presentation at Educational Audiology Association Summer Conference

– (2007) Ross-Swain, D. “The effects of the Tomatis method of Auditory Stimulation on Auditory processing Disorder: A summary of findings”, International Journal of Listening 21, 140-155

Dott.ssa Carmela Stillitano