The PIFAM is a remediation tools for learnings difficulties
The Attentional and Metacognitive Functions Intervention Program (PIFAM) helps to provide strategies to children with learning difficulties to facilitate learning and academic success.
Finally, a tool that can provide strategies to children with attention deficits or hyperactivity disorders, and facilitate learning and academic success. Beyond the diagnosis, the PIFAM offers a remedy.
Although it is partcularly designed for students with an attention deficit disorder, with or without hyperactivity (ADD / ADHD), the PIFAM can also help children with less severe difficulties. This tool is intended for all students, between 10 and 14, who have attention or organization difficulties.
This program consists of 12 workshops of 90 minutes each, that provide the students skills that will be useful to school (concentration, memory), for homeworks (organization, planning) and social relationships (impulsivity, respect of others).
Program Objective: The development of behavioral and cognitive self-regulation skills and new ways of thinking and seeing the world. Current scientific evidences show that to intervening on certain mental functions result in significant improvement of the overall functioning of children with ADD / ADHD or other forms of executive function deficits.
The program aims to develop the following skills:
• The impulse control; The resistance to distraction • Mental flexibility and imagination
• Memory Strategies
• The ability to plan work
• The organization of their time and thoughts • Respect of oneself and others.
Developed and tested in clinic for over ten years by Dr. Francine Lussier, PhD., internationally reknown neuropsychologist. This tool has proven itself and obtained a success rate unprecedented. This is the first tool of its kind that actually addresses the problems of children with AD / HD.