Testimonials

What People Are Saying:

“Dear Jeanne, thank you again for a week full of insight, wisdom and great fun on the FIE Basic last week. Each day I felt like I was filled to the brim with practical knowledge that has to potential to grow minds and change lives. It really was inspiring to hear stories of Reuven Feuerstein himself - what a brilliant man, huge heart - as well as your own incredible stories of mediating with these instruments in America and around the world. Thank you for putting your heart and soul into the week. You conveyed a real spark and energy. As mentioned last week, I have already started mediating Amelia on the Dots and Isabel on Identifying the Emotions.”

- Parent


“I strongly believe that if physicians know that this type of program exists to address the cognitive and behavioral needs of the patients, they will be much more likely to perform developmental screening. Indiana has a dismal rate of timely developmental screening and I know we can do better. My goal is that all children are physically, mentally and spiritually healthy and educated to their highest potential. MindCAP is a critical resource we need to begin to ensure all of Allen County's children are ready to embrace their academic potential.”

- Deborah A. McMahan, MD, Health Commissioner, Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health


“The vision of MindCAP is doable and necessary for our world, community, children and own lives.”

- Cindy Barger, Parkview Pediatric Therapy, M.S. CCC-SLP


“This unique and international approach to thinking skills certainly helps those in our community with cognitive challenges.”

- Irene Walters, Fort Wayne, IN


“The Feuerstein Training from MindCAP is excellent because it has direct application to classroom use and can be integrated easily.”

- Ken Bugajski, University of St Francis, Fort Wayne, IN


“This program has given me the cognitive strategies to succeed and has helped me understand the ways that I can mediate it in my life and the lives of my students. I am excited to grow my dendrites and help my students grow their dendrites so that we can all reach our full potentials and help make this world a better place.”

- Esther Johnson, Lutheran South Unity School, Fort Wayne, IN


“I found this training very useful in home, social and work aspects of my life. The material has fundamentally altered how I will relate to my teenager.”

- Tricia Bugajski, University of St Francis, Fort Wayne, IN


“This program showed me that it's okay to stop and think before I speak and/or act.”

- Michelle Kuhlhorst, University of St Francis, Fort Wayne, IN


“User-friendly introduction to a rich and fascinating philosophy of learning.”

- Dr. Ted Remington, University of St Francis, Fort Wayne, IN


“The MindCAP training was fantastic! Dr. Zehr's approach was challenging but fun and opened my eyes to methods, instruments and concepts that will affect my teaching--and my mindset! Thank you!”

- Sarah Aubrey, University of St Francis, Fort Wayne, IN


“Basic training is anything but "BASIC." Time to get those dendrites connecting.”

- Krista Nagy-Brain lover, Mother, Learner and Principal, Lutheran South Unity School, Fort Wayne, IN


“MindCAP gives educators additional tools that help students become successful.”

- Greta McKinney, Director, MLK Montessori School, Fort Wayne, IN


“This training has opened up my mind, not only to become a better teacher to my students, but also to be a better Christian role model and child of God in my own world.”

- Malissa Carey, Lutheran South Unity School, Fort Wayne, IN


“Knowing that I can drastically change a child's mind for the better using these instruments gives me, as a teacher, a tremendous responsibility.”

- Rachel Stratton, Lutheran South Unity School, Fort Wayne, IN


“The MindCAP workshop helped me change my view of how I can look at my students, family and world and how I can mediate them to grow their brains.”

- Natalie Reynolds, Lutheran South Unity School, Fort Wayne, IN


“I love that this program both raises and heightens awareness of what we do well, but more importantly, what challenges continual growth. I also love its applicability to all life areas-self, health, social relations, occupation, spiritual development-in pursuit of excellence.”

- Don Appiarius, University of St Francis, Fort Wayne, IN


“Totally eye-opening. I learned that the brain can learn when you don't think that it can. You can teach a person to think by mediating them.”

- Susan Mittetstaedt, Lutheran South Unity School, Fort Wayne, IN


“This program opened my eyes to the potential that we all have in us. God really did make us to be constantly learning.”

- Julie Turney, Lutheran South Unity School, Fort Wayne, IN


“This unique program will enhance and improve students' learning, thinking and analyzing skills. This optimistic approach to instruction focuses on what students may accomplish rather than the disability.”

- Nancy Hankee, University of St Francis, Fort Wayne, IN


“It has been well established that the most complex cognitive and executive functions, such as perception, attention, learning and memory require synthesized brain activity. When designing the ultimate treatment program to overcome deficits in these areas, we must consider the evidence that suggests communication problems between regions of the brain. In other words, the focus of treatment, in my opinion needs to be twofold: address maladaptive behavior that impedes learning and replace with functional equivalents (ABA), as well as use teaching strategies to re-synchronize brain activity (Feuerstein's Instrumental Enrichment).”

- Lizbeth A. Anderson, MS., BCBA, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Fort Wayne, IN


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