In 1965, Professor Reuven Feuerstein, a clinical, cognitive and developmental psychologist founded the Feuerstein Institute – an institute whose mission is to develop how we think, learn and function.

The Feuerstein Method is applied to help children and adults hone their thinking and learning skills. This method is based on the theory of Structural Cognitive Modifiability (SCM) which believes that to create a change, a person needs intervention through Mediated Learning Experience (MLE).

MLE is carried out through two ways and one of which is the Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment (FIE). The FIE consists of 6 instruments, namely, ‘Compare and Discover the Absurd’, ‘Identifying Emotions’, ‘From Empathy to Action’, ‘Orientation in Space’, ‘Organization of Dots’ and ‘From Unit to Group’. These instruments help to assess, intervene and enable the child function better and develop the necessary learning skills.

At Harvard Little™, the FIE instruments are known as Feuerstein Brain Techniques™, and along with our other programmes, we aim to develop children holistically and to achieve their fullest potential!


Recommended for children between 2 to 6 years old who seek to build a strong foundation in learning processes through Mediated Learning Experience (MLE).


The programme consists of 6 Instruments.

Compare and Discover the Absurd
  • Identifying absurdities in pictures through systematic scanning to gather information.
  • Providing reasons for such absurdities and solutions to resolve them.
  • Storytelling.
Organisation of Dots (Basic)
  • Precision in drawing lines to connect dots and form figures.
  • Task planning and inhibiting impulsivity.
  • Exhibiting flexible thinking.
From Unit to Group
  • Organising and planning to group units.
  • Precision in drawing lines.
  • Understanding simple and complex instructions.
  • Counting and classifying units under stated requirements.
Orientation in Space
  • Identifying spatial concepts.
  • Understanding simple to complex instructions.
  • Exhibiting self-control.
Identifying Emotions
  • Awareness of a variety of emotions and feelings.
  • Identifying emotions based on body language and expression.
  • Recognising relevance and appropriateness of emotion to picture situations.
  • Providing logical reasons for such feelings and emotions.
From Empathy to Action
  • Analysing and describing problem situations.
  • Identifying relevance of solutions to problems presented.
  • Scanning and searching of detailed information to identify if the actions helps to resolve the problem.
  • Developing empathy.