About the Creators

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Maude Le Roux

Maude owns and directs A Total Approach, a therapy and education center just outside Philadelphia in the United States, and has several years of field and supervisory experience in a variety of occupational therapy fields. She is an experienced occupational therapist, holds a DIR® certificate (FloortimeTM), and has completed several sound therapy certifications, including Interactive Metronome. Maude is currently an elected board member of the International Association of Registered Certified Tomatis® Consultants (IARCTC ) and also serves on the research and conference committee for the same organization.

She works with a team of occupational therapists, speech language pathologists, physical therapists and mental health counselors in her practice, and she is well known for her experience and work with children who carry a diagnosis on the autism spectrum, sensory processing disorder, and dyslexia/learning disabilities. Maude believes in being a lifelong learner, and attends conferences on an almost-monthly basis. She is also a co-trainer of the Solisten®/Tomatis® training team for the USA and South Africa.

You can find out more about Maude’s center—and her incredible work—at www.atotalapproach.com

Françoise Nicoloff

Françoise, the founder and director of the Australian Tomatis® Method, is a renowned psychologist with over three decades’ experience in applying the Tomatis® Method around the world. Françoise was trained by Dr. Tomatis in the late 1970s, and since 1983 has been involved in the training of Tomatis® consultants in France, Spain, Italy, Japan, Australia, and, lately, the Philippines.

Françoise has worked in four continents, helping thousands of people of all ages (from infants to the elderly) with challenges ranging from auditory processing to learning and communication difficulties to improving pitch for singers and energizing elderly people. Her passion is helping people to reach their potential or recover lost abilities, to bring a new level of joy and happiness in their lives. She was part of the group who founded the International Association of Registered Certified Tomatis® Consultants in 2001, and has been its president since 2004. She has lectured in many countries around the world and is also a life coach and painter. Françoise is happily married with a 20-year-old daughter and two stepsons. She lives in Sydney and travels both in Australia and overseas to share her knowledge and skills.

Françoise can be contacted at fnicoloff@tomatis.com.au, and you can find out more about her work at www.tomatis.com.au or www.solisten.com.au