Programa Sídrome de Down - Instituto Fonemi de Puerto Rico

Children with Down Syndrome present a significant delay in the linguistic development, difficulties processing auditory information and oral motor sensory disorder. Our program provides these children with an intensive and specialized therapeutic approach in the three areas previously mentioned.

The program for children with Down Syndrome includes:

  • Tomatis® Auditory therapy
  • Sensory stimulation
  • Language therapy
  • Oral motor therapy
  • Language and auditory processing
  • Improvement in auditory attention
  • Improvement in auditory discrimination
  • Improvement in auditory comprehension of directions, vocabulary and general language
  • Improvement in question comprehension
  • Development of verbal language, depending on age and difficulty level diagnosed at the time the therapies were started.
  • Increase in oral muscle tone
  • Lingual retraction
  • Increase bilabial closure
  • Increase of mandibular stabilization
  • Increased saliva and drooling control
  • Increased clarity of speech, depending on the level of difficulty and age of the child at the beginning of the program