At Fonemi learning is fun

We offer specialized programs designed for each child according to their diagnosis and age.


Programa NACE para niños con autismo - Instituto Fonemi de Puerto Rico


Autism is a major lack of communication and social interaction in a variety of contexts. At Fonemi we successfully integrate several therapies for the benefit of children with this condition.

Programa Sídrome de Down - Instituto Fonemi de Puerto Rico


Children with Down Syndrome have significant delays in language development, difficulties in processing auditory information, and oral motor sensory disorder. Our program provides these children with an intensive and specialized therapeutic approach in the three areas mentioned above.

Programa de Habla y Lenguaje - Instituto Fonemi de Puerto Rico


Language development is the most important area in a child’s growth process. It allows them to understand, communicate their needs, effectively socialize, read, write and succeed in school.

Being able to clearly articulate the different sounds of speech is socially important and essential to develop reading and writing skills.

Programa Alto Honor - Instituto Fonemi de Puerto Rico


Program for Kids With Learning Problems, and Reading, Writing, and Dyslexia Issues

Problems that prevent children from developing reading and writing skills are more common each year. These difficulties affect adequate school performance now and will eventually disrupt your future professional development. Today, most school-age children receive tutoring or supervised studies or have been transferred to a specialized school that will allow them to cope with their difficulties.

Programa Procesamiento Auditivo - Instituto Fonemi de Puerto Rico


Program for Children with Attention Disorder and Hearing Processing Issues

The ability to pay attention, concentrate, and understand are all three sides of the triangle of school success. It is like a mathematical formula in which one process leads to another: paying attention leads to focus and concentration, and this leads to understanding and understanding.

It is impossible to succeed in school without mastering this triangle in its three components. However, every day there are more children who fail in school or do not perform according to their IQ or potential due to their difficulties in paying attention, concentrating and understanding.

These three skills depend on good auditory processing. That’s why we’ve designed a state-of-the-art program to help these children, based on strengthening auditory processing.


Parents of children with cochlear implants often go through the frustration of waiting for their children to start speaking or speak more clearly after implantation, but the reality is different. Why? Because your child now only hears the sounds, but he hasn’t processed yet, nor can he discriminate or understand what he’s listening to.

A therapy program is needed to help these children process what they hear now; it is only through the development of auditory language processing that they can develop more appropriate verbal communication.

It is for these children that we have developed a specialized therapeutic program aimed at satisfying the need for greater auditory processing and the development of verbal communication after implantation.

Clínica de Apraxia del Habla Infantil (AHI) - Instituto Fonemi de Puerto Rico


First and only clinic in Puerto Rico for the diagnosis and treatment of childhood speech apraxia, oral and motor disorders and feeding problems.

The clinic specializes in the design of an individualized treatment protocol that integrates the most effective and specialized therapeutic approaches, depending on the age and difficulty of the child. Children with bilabial closure, lack of saliva control, lack of control or severely distorted speech, among other difficulties, are suitable candidates for this new protocol.

It is unique in Puerto Rico, so we have children from all over the island. Parents spare no time and effort after experiencing effectiveness and feel the satisfaction of seeing their children communicate and be understood by others. Each treatment plan of our protocol is designed by Nellie Torres de Carella, director of the Clinic and renowned speech and language pathologist with more than 30 years of experience.

She has certifications and/or experience with the following approaches: Beckmann Protocol, PROMPT, Oral Placement Therapy (OPT TalkTools®), Kaufman SLP Protocol (Language Speech Protocol), Margaret Fischer and Susan Evans Feeding Protocol, between Other.

Terapia Metrónomo Interactivo - Instituto Fonemi de Puerto Rico


People with developmental disorders have a deficit in the working time of the brain. Our brain functions as a type of internal clock (time synchronization) that keeps the time in intervals of hours, minutes, seconds, milliseconds and microseconds for better performance.

This internal clock helps us focus, determine when we should rest and wake up, remember information, coordinate our movements, be attentive to noises and other stimuli, understand what we read, and process what we hear.

Scientists have discovered that when we do any activity, from speaking to clapping, many parts of our brains work synchronously, at a perfect time, to be able to execute even what seems very simple.

If the brain cannot maintain the internal clock, the different parts of the watch cannot be synchronized to work properly. As a result of this problem, overall functioning will be affected in areas such as attention, reading, writing, math, dancing, talking, walking or sports.

Interactive Metronome Therapy (IM) uses a metronome to develop or improve temporal or internal brain clock ingende scan to improve performance and improve individual’s academic, sensory, communication and social skills .


PCEtLSBCZWdpbiBDb25zdGFudCBDb250YWN0IElubGluZSBGb3JtIENvZGUgLS0+ CjxkaXYgY2xhc3M9ImN0Y3QtaW5saW5lLWZvcm0iIGRhdhdGEtZm9ybS1pZD0iOTU2ZmE5MmYtZDg0Y00YjkwLWIxNznzktnTk4OTRkYmIwNTk2Ij48L2Rpdj4KPCEtLSBFbmQgQ29uc3RhbnQgQ29udGFjdCBJbmxpbmugRm9ybSBDb2RlIC0tPg