The Southeastern Center for the Enhancement of Learning (SCEL) opened in April of 2000 in south metro Atlanta, Georgia, to serve as a non-profit resource and training center for Cognitive Enrichment Programs. Since SCEL was established in 2000, Dr. Wood has assembled an impressive group of trainers and support staff. Check out their bios under Contact Us. The center is designed to train educators and other professionals in how to administer proven methods for enhancing one’s critical thinking skills and capacity to learn, and to provide Cognitive Enrichment programs in group or individual settings.
SCEL is authorized to utilize materials and methods developed by Professor Reuven Feuerstein – the founder and director of the Feuerstein Institute (formerly known as the International Center for the Enhancement of Learning Potential) in Jerusalem, Israel. As an authorized training center (ATC) of the ICELP, the Southeastern Center is licensed to train and administer Feuerstein's Learning Propensity Assessment Device (LPAD), as well as Instrumental Enrichment (IE) Basic and Standard curricula. The LPAD is a means for assessing an individual's learning potential, while the IE is an intervention designed to improve cognitive functioning and learning skills. IE Standard is the instrument designed for children and adults, fourth grade and up, while the newly implemented IE Basic is appropriate for working with children as young as three years of age.
SCEL staff is dedicated to developing strategies and materials for implementing these and related Cognitive Enrichment programs in academic, professional and industrial settings.
Dr. Martha M. Wood, educational psychologist, author, and Professor Emeritus from the University System of Georgia, is the founder and director of SCEL. Her interest in Professor Feuerstein's work began in 1985 when she first studied with him in Israel.