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early intervention program - meeting educational needs

Search & Teach© is an early intervention program developed to meet the educational needs of young learners before they experience the frustration of learning failure.

Search and Teach - young children


Search is a 20-minute individual test designed to identify 5 and 6-year-olds who are potentially vulnerable to experience educational failure. The results of the test are profiles of individual strengths and weaknesses in the readiness skills necessary for reading success.

Teach is a program of 55 learning activities called 'tasks,' carefully designed to address the needs revealed by Search. Teach is generally offered to individual children. The program is implemented in a wide variety and large number of school settings.

History of Search & Teach©

Search & Teach© was developed by Archie Silver, M.D. (child psychiatrist), Rosa A. Hagin, Ph.D. (psychologist) and the staff of the Learning Disorders Unit at New York University School of Medicine and is based on extensive interdisciplinary research on the diagnosis and treatment of learning disorders. It has been implemented in a large variety of school settings throughout the United States.

This exceptional program was unanimously approved by the Joint Dissemination and Review Panel of the U.S. Office of Education for its educational impact, cost-effectiveness, and replicability.

SEARCH & TEACH© has been cited since 1980 in the USOE publication Educational Programs That Work.

Hagin, R.A. (1984) Effects on first grade promotion practices of a program for the prevention of learning disabilities. Psychology in the Schools. 21, 471-476.

Silver, A.A. & Hagin, R.A. (1972) Profile of a first grade. The American Journal of Child Psychiatry. 11, 645-674.

Silver, A.A., Hagin, R.A., & Beecher, R. (1978) Scanning, diagnosis, and intervention in prevention of reading disabilities. Journal of Learning Disabilities. 11, 437-449.

Silver, A.A. & Hagin, R.A. (1990) Disorders of Learning. New York, John Wily & Sons, Inc.

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