The Theory of Structural Cognitive Modifiability and Mediated Learning Experience for cognitive rehabilitation

The aim of this article is to discuss the relevance of the Theory of Structural Cognitive Modifiability and Mediated Learning Experience of Reuven Feuerstein for cognitive rehabilitation. The results underline that that modifiability is possible even with severe brain damage; a cognitive, metacognitive and executive approach, and above all, a quality of interaction according toContinue reading “The Theory of Structural Cognitive Modifiability and Mediated Learning Experience for cognitive rehabilitation”

The learning of mathematics by individuals with Down Syndrome

The aim of this article is to spark interest about how individuals with Down Syndrome understand and come to learn more mathematics. It is the result of a meeting organized by a group of researchers devoted to the purpose of exploring the learning of mathematics by individuals with Down Syndrome (a neglected field) and itContinue reading “The learning of mathematics by individuals with Down Syndrome”

A study on welfare technology for people with developmental disabilities

Can people with disabilities work? And is there a chance for them to study at university and participate in developing research as researchers? Ole Magnus Oterhals shows that this is possible. The research project was developed by two researchers and a co-researcher with developmental disabilities. In one municipality, people with developmental disabilities received welfare technology.Continue reading “A study on welfare technology for people with developmental disabilities”

Family, a key for mediational approach

This article presents the 12 criteria of mediation related to Feuerstein’s approach and offers an interesting analysis about the role of the family as a key for a mediational approach. Ref: “Isman, E. B., & Tzuriel, D. (2008). The mediated learning experience (MLE) in a three generational perspective. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 26(4), 545-560.» AbstractPrevious researchContinue reading “Family, a key for mediational approach”

Feuerstein’s results working with children with disabilities

This book is the description of the incredible results obtained by Feuerstein working with children with disabilities through his approach. This book simply changed my life. Ref: “Feuerstein, R., Rand, Y. A., & Rynders, J. E. (2013). Don’t accept me as I am: Helping “retarded” people to excel. Springer.” Preface We believe that the educator-parent, teacher-coachContinue reading “Feuerstein’s results working with children with disabilities”

Common aspects: Karlstad model and Mediated Learning Experience

This article analyses the possible common aspects between the Karlstad model (a method used in Norway to help children develop their language, https://www.iakmnorge.no/untitled) and the Mediated Learning Experience. Some common points seem to exist, so our next step will be to analyse activities used with the Karlstad model for supporting specific children’s cognitive skills throughContinue reading “Common aspects: Karlstad model and Mediated Learning Experience”