Instrumental Enrichment (IE)

Instrumental Enrichment (IE) is a cognitive intervention program that can be used both individually and in within the classroom. The IE program has been successfully used worldwide as a tool for the enhancement of learning potential and cognitive functioning of children and adults. For individuals with special needs, IE is used as a remidiation program; for higher functioning learners, IE is an enrichment tool. To date, the IE program has been successfully used in the following frameworks;

  • Enrichment programs for underachieving, regular and gifted children

  • Learning enahncement programs for immigrant and cultural minority students

  • Remedial programs for special needs children

  • Cognitive rehabilitation of brain injured individuals and psychiatric patients

  • Professional training and retraining programs in the industrial, military and business sectors

IE as a classroom curriculum is aimed at enhancing students' cognitive functions necessary for academic learning and achievement. The fundamental assumption of the program is that intelligence is dynamic and modifiable, not static or fixed. The IE program seeks to correct the deficiencies in fundamental thinking skills, provides students with the concepts, skills, strategies, operations and techniques necessary to function as independent learners, increase their motivation, develop metacognition - in short, to "learn how to learn."

IE materials are organized into 14 different instruments that comprise of paper and pencil tasks aimed at such specific cognitive domains as analytic perception, orientation in space and time, comparison, classification and more. Deliberately free of specific subject matter, the IE tasks are intended to be more readily transferable to all educational and everyday life situations. The IE materials and teacher manuals have received worldwide recgnition and have been translated into 17 languages including all major European and some Asian languages. In addition, there is a Braille version of the IE tools for blind learners.

Instrumental Enrichment 1 (IE-1) is the foundation course of the Feuerstein Method. During this course, students will be introduced to the first seven Feuerstein Instruments.
During the course of Instrumental Enrichment 2 (IE-2), students will build upon the knowledge amassed during IE-1 and will learn to use the second set of seven Feuerstein Instruments.
Instrumental Enrichment Trainers 1 (IE Trainers-1) is first of two required courses for those seeking to become a training professional in Instrumental Enrichment.
Instrumental Enrichment Trainers 2 (IE Trainers-2) is the second of two required courses for those seeking to become a training professional in Instrumental Enrichment.
Instrumental Enrichment Basic 1 (IE Basic-1) is the foundation course for those who intend to use the Feuerstein Method with young children.
During the course of Instrumental Enrichment Basic 2 (IE Basic-2), participants will build upon the knowledge amassed during IE Basic-1 and will learn to use the remaining IE Basic instruments.
Instrumental Enrichment Basic Trainers 1 (IE Basic Trainers-1) is first of two required courses for those seeking to become a training professional in IE Basic.
Instrumental Enrichment Basic Trainers 2 (IE Basic Trainers-2) is the second of two required courses for those seeking to become a training professional in IE Basic.
Tactile Instrumental Enrichment (Tactile IE) reintroduces IE through a multi-sensory approach. This version of IE is especially effectual for those working with visually impaired learner, and with ADD/ADHD.
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