INSTRUMENT ENRICHMENT THERAPY
Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment (FIE) is a cognitive intervention/brain development program. The FIE program has been successfully used all over the world as a tool for the enhancement of learning potential and cognitive functioning of children and adults. For individuals with special needs, FIE is used as a remediation program. For higher functioning learners IE is a tool of cognitive enrichment. It boosts the cognitive functioning/intelligence of a child.
FIE PROGRAM HAS BEEN SUCCESSFULLY USED FOR BRAIN DEVELOPMENT IN FOLLOWING CONDITIONS
- Learning Disabilities (Dyslexia, Dyscalculia and Dysgraphia), ADHD
- Mental Retardation, Slow Learners, Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder or
- Limited language abilities
- Children who are not getting good marks, but they are intelligent
- Cognitive intervention for children with Epilepsy and Brain Injury
THE PROGRAM FOCUSES ON
1. Eye-hand Coordination/Perceptual-motor development, orientation toward learning
processes, attention & concentration, and planning behaviour (becoming more
2. Understanding and following instructions, systematic scan and search of information,
reducing impatience and impulsivity.
3. Understanding emotions in self and others, responding appropriately to others'
emotions, improving social behaviour, developing empathy, addressing anger and
4. Thinking skills, cause-effect relationship, and higher order thinking skills.
5. Program can be modified and used for other areas, too.
FIE was included into the package of educational reform programs recommended by the US Department of Education. IE is the most researched of the cognitive interventionprograms and different research studies have established its effectiveness.
Intelligence (IQ) can be changed and FIE does that.
FIE program seeks to correct deficiencies in fundamental thinking skills, provides students with the concepts, skills, strategies, operations and techniques necessary to function as independent learners, increases their motivation, and in simple words helps students learn how to learn.
As an "early intervention" it works to enable students who are at special risk for their
development, or those individuals who have not acquired basic foundational knowledge and skills, to respond to the direct world of stimuli and develop the pre-requisite cognitive
The general goals of the program are to provide acceleration of cognitive/brain development, the prevention of cognitive dysfunctions, or the remediation of dysfunctions or gaps in skill and cognitive/brain development. The program ultimately makes the child learn 'how to think'.
Age Group: 3 years to any age
Created: 25 February 2015