The Davis Center: Dorinne S. Davis, M.A, CCC-A, FAAA. President and Founder of The Davis Center for Hearing, Speech, & Learning, Inc.
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Live chat on Tuesday, June 18th 7 P.M. Eastern, 6 Central, 4 P.M. (Pacific)
Sound Based Therapies Can Help Autistic
1) What is a Sound
2) Why are there
so many different Sound Based Therapies?
3) How did the
4) What are the
names of the various Sound Based Therapies and what does each of them
5) When were these
therapies first considered with the autistic population?
6) How do these
therapies help children with autism?
7) What is the
Tree of Sound Enhancement Therapies?
8) What is
9) Why do children
with autism appear to have auditory processing issues?
10) Why is the
development of the ear and listening of importance for the developing autistic
11) What behaviors
seen in autism can be helped by Sound Based Therapies?
developmental issues seen with autism can be helped with Sound Based
13) How do you
know if a Sound Based Therapy will help an autistic child?
14) Why do some
parents report that their child gets worse before they get better when Sound
Based Therapies are introduced?
15) How do you establish a Sound Based
Therapy Protocol specific to the individual?
S. Davis, M.A, CCC-A, FAAA is the President and Founder of Davis Centers Inc.
She is an Educational and Rehabilitative Audiologist with over three decades of
experience. Ms. Davis earned her Bachelor's degree in Speech & Hearing and
Speech & Drama; then a Master's of Audiology / Deaf Education, both at
Montclair State College, NJ. She is certified in Speech Correction, Pre-school
Education, Speech & Drama, Teacher of the Hard of Hearing, and Supervision
by the NJ Department of Education. She is licensed as an Audiologist in NJ, NY,
is an active member of various professional organizations including: America
Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); NJ Speech-Language-Hearing
Association; American Academy of Audiology; National Education Association
(lifetime member); NJ Education Association (lifetime member); Morris County
Education Association (lifetime member); Kinnelon Education Association;
Educational Audiology Association (past president 1988); and Association of
International Berard Practitioners.
is an international lecturer in the field of hearing education and science. Her
conference presentations are in high demand by many professional and civic
organizations, as well as parent advocacy groups. Dorinne provides Audiological
consultation to a diverse community of medical professionals. Additionally, her
center offers a portfolio of integrative Sound Based Therapies selected from
years of diligent research and careful testing.
field of Sound Based Therapies, Dorinne is a certified practitioner of Berard
Auditory Integration Training (AIT), Tomatis®, The Listening Program™, the Fast
ForWord™ Series, and is a BioAcoustics Research Associate. She is trained in
Read-Spell-Comprehend, Samonas™, Interactive Metronome®, Earobics™, Lip-reading,
Aural Rehabilitation, and the Tinnitus Relief System.
1992, she received her Auditory Integration Training directly from Dr. Guy
Berard and is one of only 50 members to be certified by the International
Association of Berard Practitioners (IABP). Additionally, she is certified by
Dr. Berard to teach Auditory Integration Training.
has a variety of published works, is the author of two books, the highly
acclaimed Otitis Media: Coping with the Effects in the
Classroom, and A Parent's Guide to Middle Ear Infections.
Additional publications include a chapter on Television Amplification Devices in
Communication Access for Persons with Hearing
Loss, edited by Mark Ross, and numerous professional articles. Her latest book, Sound
Bodies through Sound Therapy, is schedule to be published in
1998, Dorinne opened The Davis Center for Hearing, Speech, Learning and
Well-Being which became Davis Centers Inc. in 2001. Dorinne Davis was the first individual
to evaluate all the major sound based therapies from an Audiological
perspective. The Davis Centers’
unique diagnostic expertise helps identify core issues in the areas of hearing,
speech, learning, language, and overall well-being for people of all ages. The
center offers remedial and / or enhancement therapies that address challenges
related to Autism, ADD, ADHD, Dyslexia, Hyperlexia, learning disabilities,
central auditory processing, as well as minor learning / attention / focus
related skills, and health and wellness issues. Today the Davis
Center has a staff of 21, which
includes professionals in the areas of audiology, speech pathology, and
educational development as well as listening trainers and BioAcoustics Research
impacts on our whole being, our emotions, and how we learn. Sound must be heard
correctly and then perceived correctly in order to listen, comprehend, and
follow through with information. Sound also affects how we feel. This chat will:
1) explore the foundation of Sound Based Therapy 2) cover four specific
therapies: Auditory Integration Training, The Tomatis Method, Fast ForWord™ and
BioAcoustics™. Chat attendees will learn
a) what each therapy is, b) how the various therapies work on creating
positive change for those with autism and 3) demonstrate how sound based
therapies can help with specific traits of autism, especially
receptive/expressive language, oral motor issues, vestibular issues,
proprioceptive issues, social/emotional issues, sensory integration issues,
temporal sequencing, and motor planning activities. The chat participants will
understand the importance of sound and auditory perception and why early
intervention is beneficial.