Tactile – Shoresh

IE Tactile (July 24-28, 2023)

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 the treatment of ADD-ADHD.


The course participants are expected to have acquaintance with IE Standard programs. Applicants are en­couraged to read in advance the theoretical material available here and Feuerstein, R. et al (2006) Creating and enhancing cognitive modifiability. Jerusalem: ICELP Press, available to order through [email protected]

Course Syllabus:

  • Multi-sensory approach (Touch-Motion-Sound) in IE tactile programs;
  • Advantages of kinesthetic and tactile modality of mediation; 
  • Demonstration of tactile exploration as a tool for focusing, organizing and ordering the explorative process in ADHD, ADD 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, ADD and visual problems;
  •  Assessment of cognitive modifiability using tactile tasks;
  • Comprehensive instruction in the use of the following IE Tactile Instruments: “Fruits”, “Facial expressions”, “Orientation in Space”, “Comparisons”, “Analytic Perception”, “Illustrations”, “Transportation”, “Animals”.

The mastery of IE Tactile theory and instruments is evaluated by means of a questionnaire presented to the course participants on the last day of the course.

Learning Materials:

Course participants should order a set of Tactile instruments from [email protected]. and bring their own copies of IE Standard instruments: “Orientation in Space”, “Comparisons”, and “Analytic Perception”. They will receive Tactile IE User’s Guide.


Course participants will be awarded a Certificate of Instrumental Enrichment Tactile Mediator upon successful completion of the entire course requirements. The certificate is valid for four years from its issue date and is renewed subject to the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) conditions: a. Submittal of a verification form of IE implementation to Feuerstein Institute (available here) reflecting at least 30 hours of work with Tactile IE instruments; b. Participation in annual lectures using e-learning, including successful completion of a questionnaire about the material presented in the lectures, or participation in annual “live” CPD seminars organized by local Authorized Training Centers, or attendance of additional IE or LPAD courses.

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