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Dorinne Davis


The following information is in reference to Chapter 17, page 203 of  the revised 2nd edition of The Power Of Sound.

The Tree of Sound Enhancement Therapy ® evolved as the developmental flow chart for the correct administration of any sound-based therapy. While there are many different sound-based therapies that can be administered individually with some level of success, the best outcomes are evidenced when The Tree analogy is used.

The Tree has 6 basic parts:

1. The “Root System” addresses one’s sense of hearing. The therapy(ies) offered at this level are a form of Auditory Integration Training, which repatterns how the acoustic reflex muscle in the middle ear responds to sound, and subsequently supports the reception of sound in the cochlea.

2. The “Seed” is the foundation for all sound response in the body as it addresses our basal body rhythms, such as the heartbeat or breath stream. The therapies at this level of The Tree can be utilized at any time in the person’s protocol of sound therapies because these skills bring the person back into focus and keep them feeling positive at their core level.

3. The “Trunk” addresses all responses of the ear for general sound processing stimulation, not hearing. The programs at this level are called Listening Training Programs and are modeled after the work of Dr. Alfred Tomatis who established the Tomatis® Method.

4. The “Lower Leaves and Branches” address specific auditory processing skills such as memory, sequencing, and discrimination. These skills are inherent in how the brain receives information from the auditory pathway to the brain, specifically from the cochlea to the auditory reception centers in the brain.

5. The “Upper Leaves and Branches” address the academic areas such as reading, spelling, and handwriting skills, which can only be maximally achieved when the foundation of The Tree is in place. People can have these skills as splinter skills but not always process them in their entirety. The programs suggested at this level must include an auditory, visual, and language combination of instructional skills, thereby allowing for full integration of the foundational skills.

6. The “Overall Maintenance of The Tree” addresses one’s wellness or body support for maintaining the learning and developmental changes obtained with the therapies at the various parts of The Tree.

Also, research DAVIS Otoemissions. Fascinating!!

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