The Feuerstein Method
The Feuerstein Method teaches the vitally important - and often overlooked - skill of learning how to learn. Our unique educational technique combines specially designed instruments and mediation in order to identify and enhance an individual's learning potential. As a result, the learner gains the knowledge and tools required to reach beyond their manifest abilities.
How It Works
The Feuerstein Method is comprised of two applied learning systems; the Learning Propensity Assessment Device (LPAD) and Instrumental Enrichment (IE). The goal of the LPAD is to identify an individuals learning potential - to literally decipher which cognitive "buttons" need to "pressed" in order to tap into their latent abilities and maximize their learning potential.
The IE cognitive intervention program is comprised of a series of 14 (IE Standard) or 11 (IE Basic, for children age 8 and younger) instruments. They are a collection of content free pencil-and-paper tasks, which may be taught in the classroom, in an after-school enrichment setting, or used as a part of a clinical therapy program. Each instrument teaches the user a vital cognitive strategy; to gather and apply information, to strategize, to problem solve – to learn.
The Feuerstein Difference
Due to its adaptability and ease of use, the Feuerstein Method is employed in over forty countries around the world, and in a variety of settings. It has not only withstood the test of time, but has proven to be as useful in the classroom as it is in a clinical setting, with the elderly, and as part of vocational training.