What is ADD/ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a disorder that appears in early childhood. You may know it by the name attention deficit disorder or ADD. ADD/ADHD makes it difficult for people to inhibit their spontaneous responses—responses that can involve everything from movement to speech to attentiveness.

Is it normal kid behavior or ADHD?

The signs and symptoms of ADD/ADHD typically appear before the age of seven. However, it can be difficult to distinguish between attention deficit disorder and normal age related behavior.  If you spot just a few signs, or the symptoms appear only in some situations, it’s probably not ADD/ADHD. On the other hand, if your child shows a number of ADD/ADHD signs and symptoms that are present across all situations—at home, at school, and at play—it’s time to take a closer look. The three primary characteristics of ADD/ADHD are inattention, hyperactivity, and impulsivity.

Inattention ADD/ADHD Symptoms
  • Doesn’t pay attention to details
    Makes careless mistakes
  • Has trouble staying focused; is easily distracted
  • Appears not to listen when spoken to
  • Has difficulty remembering things and following instructions
  • Has trouble staying organized, planning ahead, and finishing projects
  • Gets bored with a task before it’s completed
  • Frequently loses or misplaces homework, books, toys, or other items
Hyperactivity ADD/ADHD Symptoms
  • Constantly fidgets and squirms
  • Often leaves his or her seat in situations where sitting quietly is expected
  • Moves around constantly often runs or climbs inappropriately
  • Talks excessively
  • Has difficulty playing quietly or relaxing
  • Is always “on the go,” as if driven by a motor
  • May have a quick temper or a “short fuse”
Impulsivity ADD/ADHD Symptoms
  • Acts without thinking
  • Blurts out answers in class without waiting to be called on or hear the whole question
  • Can’t wait for his or her turn inline or in games
  • Says the wrong thing at the wrong time
  • Often interrupts others
  • Intrudes on other people’s conversations or games
  • Inability to keep powerful emotions in check, resulting in angry outbursts or temper tantrums
  • Guesses, rather than taking time to solve a problem

Tomatis® Effect in ADD/ADHD

French Doctor Alfred Tomatis is the man who coined the terms ‘Mozart Effect’ after he noticed an alleged increase in brain development that occurs in children under age three when they listen to the music of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and also noticed that Mozart created the greatest healing effect on the human body. This has been attributed to the rhythms, melodies, symmetry and high frequencies of Mozart’s music. He discovered a way to increase energy in the Tomatis® theory, certain sounds are transformed into energy and distributed by the cortex into the nerve system. The high frequency are those that give the best results. 8000 Hertz is the frequency that gives the best energy boost. In the other hand, he discovered that certain sound produce the opposite effect, certain sound drains us, this is the case of Rock music according to Tomatis® theory.

Nowadays, Tomatis’s discovery are used in therapy, the Tomatis® method is used for cure Attention deficit disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD), Dyslexia, Pervasive Development Disorder (PDD) and more.

Typical programme consists of:

  • 15 sessions of 2hrs long – listening to music
  • 4 week break
  • 15 sessions of 2hrs long – listening to music
  • Final evaluation
Please read our success stories to hear the great results Tomatis® has achieved.
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