Three Levels for IE Standard, for recipients ages 4th grade to adult
There are three levels in the IE Standard curriculum. A common model proposed for students in the United States is to use one level for each grade (for example, 4th through 6th or 6th through 8th). Teachers are trained over a three-year period, ideally, with one level being introduced each year. Students at the implementation sites have IE classes for one and a half to two hours per week, throughout the academic year. During the implementation process, the SCEL trainer makes regular site visits to provide support for the IE teachers or instructors and is available for consultation as needed.
Two Levels for IE Basic, for recipients ages three through 3rd grade
Implementation models for IE Basic are more flexible then the model for IE Standard. Instructors trained to use the IE Basic instruments are encouraged to select those that are most appropriate for their students.
Two Levels for the LPAD
SCEL also trains teachers to administer the LPAD. Training for LPAD is provided in two levels, with each requiring a minimum of 45 hours of study with a certified LPAD trainer. Training sessions in the LPAD are scheduled at the Southeastern Center annually to complement our IE summer training schedule. In addition, training in LPAD is available upon the request of clients.
The objective of this course is to introduce educators, psychologists, clinical professionals and parents to a new multi-sensory approach (Touch-Motion-Sound) in Instrumental Enrichment tactile programs and demonstrate the advantages of the kinesthetic and tactile modality of mediation in Mediated Learning Experience. This innovative tactile version of the IE program is based on a combination of unique technology, new original design and classical IE concepts.
The course includes the following topics:
- Multi-sensory approach (Touch-Motion-Sound) in IE tactile programs;
- Advantages of kinesthetic and tactile modality of mediation in MLE;
- Demonstration of tactile exploration as a tool for focusing, organizing
and ordering the explorative process
in ADHD and visually impaired learners;
- Tactile IE as a new tool for articulating active explorative behavior in children with motivational problems;
- Tactile IE symbolic representation as a tool for advancing mental imagery and conceptualization;
- Cognitive and motivational aspects of learning processes in children and adults with ADHD and visual problems.
"Instrumental Enrichment Tactile" includes tasks in such domains as analytic
perception, comparisons, classification, orientation in space and time, etc. The
program is based on Feuerstein’s theory of mediated learning experience and
structural cognitive modifiability. Specially designed tasks using microcapsule
paper and tactile exploratory skills make IE Tactile suitable for learners with
perceptual and attention problems. Although the program was initially developed
for children, it has been proven to be suitable for adult learners with
attention and learning difficulties or visual impairment. The training process
includes frontal lectures, seminars and hands-on workshop activity with IE
Tactile materials. The participants learn the technique and didactics of using
the IE Tactile with various populations of learners.
Graduates of the course will receive a Certificate of IE-Tactile Course Attendance.