Instrumental Enrichment for Young Children (3-8 years)
The Basic course is designed to accelerate cognitive development and develop social competence. The course is appropriate for children 3 to 8 years of age, and for the older student who has a low performance level and needs a more systematic and developmentally based approach. Pupils learn to “think about their thinking,” metacognition, by reflecting on the strategies learned and applying them to curriculum content and problem solving tasks.
The course consists of the following Instruments or units of work.
- Instruments that focus on perceptual-motor development, oriented toward learning processes, attention, and planning behavior:
- Organization of Dots-Basic,
- Tri-Channel Attentional Learning;
- Instruments that focus on spatial orientation, emphasizing receptivity to instructions, systematic searching, and crystallization of spatial relationships:
- Orientation in Space-Basic;
- Instruments that focus on decoding emotional expression, understanding their social/behavioral correlates, and searching for factors that generate them:
- Identifying Emotions;
- From Empathy to Action;
- Instruments that focus on abstractive/integrative thinking:
- From Unit to Group;
- Compare and Discover the Absurd;
- Thinking to Learn to Prevent Violence;
- Learning to Question for Reading Comprehension.