Numerous studies have tried to determine whether “cognitive” training leads to improvements in cognitive performance. This project aims to determine whether an intermodal and intensive training improves the cognitive capacities of individuals with cognitive handicaps.

Individuals with cognitive deficits have a fundamental interest in working and becoming financially independent and socially integrated, but they often lack the cognitive and practical capacities to do so. The factories of the AMIPI Foundation – Bernard Vendre are work environments designed to enable individuals with cognitive disabilities to improve their cognitive functions, as well as their overall emotional, social and economic well-being. The pioneering pedagogical approach developed by and applied in the AMIPI factories solicits a variety of different cognitive capacities in workers with cognitive handicaps and is key to the success of the AMIPI Foundation to enable individuals to progress cognitively, physically and emotionally. This study will evaluate and describe in a scientific manner the cognitive progress of individuals working at the inclusive AMIPI “learning” factories.


Prof. Dr. Pamela Banta Lavenex
Prof. Dr. Pamela Banta Lavenex Associate professor
Marie-Claude Potier
Marie-Claude Potier PhD, Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle, Sorbonne Université, Paris
Marie-Laure Blandin
Marie-Laure Blandin Fondation AMIPI – Bernard Vendre
Caroline Gaborieau
Caroline Gaborieau Fondation AMIPI – Bernard Vendre
Pierre Lavenex
Pierre Lavenex Ph.D., Laboratory of Brain and Cognitive Development, Institute of Psychology, University of Lausanne