SEARCH & TEACH was developed by child psychiatrist Archie Silver, M.D. (1917-2010) and psychologist Rosa A. Hagin, Ph.D., and the staff of the Learning Disorders Unit at the New York University School of Medicine. It is based on extensive interdisciplinary research on the diagnosis and treatment of learning disorders. SEARCH & TEACH is an early intervention program that ascertains the needs of young learners before they experience academic failure and its associated emotional consequences. For detailed background information including program statistics, click Validation and Outreach & Replication.

SEARCH & TEACH was unanimously approved by the Joint Dissemination and Review Panel of the U.S. Office of Education, and has been implemented throughout the U.S. in various schools and clinical settings.

Since 1980, SEARCH & TEACH has been cited in the U.S. Office of Education publication Education Programs That Work, based on data documenting its:

  • Educational impact
  • Cost-effectiveness
  • Replicability

Selected References of SEARCH & TEACH

Silver, A.A. & Hagin, R.A. (2002) Disorders of Learning in Childhood. New York: John Wiley & Sons (Chapter 10 Prevention of Learning Disorders).

Silver, A.A. & Hagin, R.A., DeVito, E, Kreeger, H., & Scully, E. (1976). A search battery for scanning Kindergarten children for potential learning disability. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 15, 224-238.

Hagin, R.A. (1984). Effects on first-grade promotion practices of a program for the prevention of learning disabilities. Psychology in the Schools, 21, 471-475.

Silver, A.A. & Hagin, R.A. (1994). Learning Disorders: Risk and Prevention. In B. Raphael & G.D. Burrows, Handbook on Preventive Psychiatry. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsivier.