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TOMATIS Praha

TOMATIS Prague
Autism,developmental disorders of speech, hyperactivity


Thierry Gaujarengues
President of company TDSA

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Today: 17.8.    Name-day: Petra

Vocabulary

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ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or AD/HD or ADD) is a developmental disorder which is characterized by co-existence of attentional problems and hyperactivity

Acoustics

is the interdisciplinary science that deals with the study of all mechanical waves in gases, liquids, and solids including vibration, sound, ultrasound and infrasound

Aphasia

is an impairment of language ability; this class of language disorder ranges from having difficulty remembering words to being completely unable to speak, read, or write

Articulation

is about how speech organs involved in making a sound make contact

Audiometry

is the testing of hearing ability, involving thresholds and differing frequencies, but may also measure ability to discriminate between different sound intensities, recognize pitch, or distinguished speech from background noise


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B


Bone conduction

is the conduction of sound to the inner ear through the bones of the skull


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C


Cognitive skills

are skills which enable to gain and safe new knowledge in memory

Concentration

refers to individuals' capacity to choose what they pay attention to and what they ignore

Coordination

is the combination of body movements created with the kinematic (such as spatial direction) and kinetic (force) parameters that result in intended actions

Chronic fatigue
syndrome

is the most common name used to designate a significantly debilitating medical disorder or group of disorders generally defined by persistent fatigue accompanied by other specific symptoms


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Dysgraphia

is a deficiency in the ability to write primarily in terms of handwriting, but also in terms of coherence; it occurs regardless of the ability to read and is not due to intellectual impairment

Dyslexia

is a broad term defining a learning disability that impairs a person's fluency or comprehension accuracy in being able to read


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E


Electronic ear

is an electronic device developed by Dr. A. Tomatis used as an educational tool for strengtening of musles in middle ear

Endolymph

is the fluid contained in the membranous labyrinth of the inner ear

Eustachian tube

is a tube that links the pharynx to the middle ear


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G


Gregorian chant

a form of monophonic liturgical music


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H


Hearing x listening

hearing is a physiologic ability of ear to conduct sound signal x listening is a ability to listen actively

Hearing loss

is non-ability to hear sound signals; can be inherited or acquired


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Intensity of sound

loudness is related to amplitude and intensity parameters of a sound


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L


Laterality

is the preference that most humans show for one side of their body over the other

Licence

an authorization (by the licensor) to use the licensed material (by the licensee)

Listening program

is program using Tomatis effect to eliminate various difficulties

Listening test

is one of methodological tools of Tomatis Method, it is used for initial, control and terminal assessment of the clients state

Listening x hearing

listening is a ability to listen actively x hearing is a physiologic ability of ear to conduct sound signal


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M


Ménière's disease

is a disorder of the inner ear that can affect hearing and balance to a varying degree; it is characterized by episodes of vertigo and tinnitus and progressive hearing loss, usually in one ear

Migraine

is a chronic neurological disorder characterized by moderate to severe headaches, and nausea

Music therapy

is an allied health profession and one of the expressive therapies, consisting of an interpersonal process in which a trained music therapist uses music and all of its facets—physical, emotional, mental, social, aesthetic, and spiritual—to help clients to improve or maintain their health


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Organ of Corti

is the organ in the inner ear of mammals that contains auditory sensory cells

Otorhinolaryngology

is the branch of medicine and surgery that specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of ear, nose, throat, and head and neck disorders


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Phoniatrics

is the medical research and treatment of organs involved with speech production and perception

Psychomotor learning

is the relationship between cognitive functions and physical movement. Psychomotor learning is demonstrated by physical skills such as movement, coordination, manipulation, dexterity, grace, strength, speed; actions which demonstrate the fine motor skills such as use of precision instruments or tools, or actions which evidence gross motor skills such as the use of the body in dance, musical or athletic performance


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Selectivity

is a ability to choose one of multiple options, activities or events one with the highest priority

Sensory systém

is a part of the nervous system responsible for processing sensory information; commonly recognized sensory systems are those for vision, hearing, somatic sensation (touch), taste and olfaction (smell)

SOLISTEN

is mobile device with integrated technology of the Electronic ear

Stuttering

is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words or phrases, and involuntary silent pauses or blocks in which the stutterer is unable to produce sounds


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Tinnitus

is the perception of sound within the human ear in the absence of corresponding external sound; it is usually described as a ringing noise, but in some patients, it takes the form of a high-pitched whining, electric buzzing, hissing, humming, tinging or whistling sound, or as ticking, clicking, roaring, "crickets" or "tree frogs" or "locusts

Tomatis laws

Law 1: The voice only contains the harmonics that the ear can hear; Law 2: If you give the possibility to the ear to correctly hear the distorted frequencies of sound that are not well heard, these are immediately and unconsciously restored into the voice; Law 3: The imposed audition sufficiently maintained over time results in permanently modifying the audition and phonation


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Vestibular systém

is the sensory system that provides the leading contribution about movement and sense of balance; it is situated in the vestibulum in the inner ear

 

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