The core of the Feuerstein Method is the vitally important - and often overlooked - skill of learning how to learn. Our unique educational technique couples specially designed instruments with mediation to identify and enhance individual learning potential. The learner gains the knowledge and tools required to reach well beyond her manifest abilities.
Thanks to its adaptability and ease of use, the Feuerstein Method is currently employed in over forty countries around the world. Time-tested, the Method has proven to be as useful in the classroom as it is in the clinical setting
Feuerstein uses three proprietary interconnected systems. First, the Learning Propensity Assessment Device (LPAD) identifies the learning abilities and needs of an individual or a group of students. Second, a Feuerstein professional analyzes the
assessment and designs an intervention program aimed at the enhancement of cognitive functioning. This is called Instrumental Enrichment (IE: IE basic and IE standard). The IE exercises are complemented by Shaping a Modifying Environment (SME), which supports further learning. Research has shown that cognitive functioning can be significantly improved through systematic application of IE and SME.
For a brief description of each of the individual systems, please select from the links below. To read a more in-depth description of how these systems work, please click here.
SME works to create an environment that encourages learning. Using SME, the home, classroom and workplace are all structured so as to accelerate cognitive adaptation. This includes structured interactions that require the learner to communicate and think empathetically and logically, and situations that require him/her to work with others, learn useful everyday routines, anticipate the results of certain actions and so much more. Feuerstein professionals train family members, educational staff and clinicians how to build these pivotal interactions and create these critical contexts.
To learn more about SME and the Mediated Learning Experience (MLE), please click here.