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Featured: Search & Teach - Suffolk, VA

14 Jun 2024 • 8:00am (EDT) • In Person • NILD, 1540 Breezeport Way, Suite 500, Suffolk, VA 23435 • $710.00

Registration closes 31 May 2024 8:00am (EDT)

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SEARCH & TEACH© was developed by Archie A. Silver, M.D. (child psychiatrist) and Rosa A. Hagin, Ph.D. (psychologist) and the staff of the Learning Disorders Unit at New York University School of Medicine. It is based on extensive interdisciplinary research on the diagnosis and treatment of learning disorders and is now being implemented in diverse school settings throughout the U.S. Read Dr. Hagin’s article and find out why Search and Teach© is a powerful tool for identifying and preventing various problems in young children.

For over 15 years, NILD in partnership with Drs. Silver and Hagin has taught nearly 1,000 educators how to implement this powerful program for early childhood assessment and intervention. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be equipped to fully implement both SEARCH and TEACH components.

SEARCH, a 20-minute individual test designed to identify 5 and 6-year-olds vulnerable to learning difficulty, provides profiles of individual strengths and weaknesses in the foundational skills necessary for reading success. TEACH, a program of 55 learning tasks, was carefully developed and tested during a four-year investigation of pre-reading skills to address the needs revealed by SEARCH. It is an individualized program, but does allow for some small group work of review activities with children of similar needs.

Please note - The Search & Teach starter kit, replacement manuals, and test blanks are ordered from Shoestring Press at This kit is required for the workshop and for administration of SEARCH. The TEACH toy kit is ordered from NILD's e-store at 

  • If you have not already done so, order the SEARCH & TEACH Kit from Shoestring Press at Please allow 3 weeks for the receipt of your order.
  • Read Chapters I and III in the SEARCH manual and Part One in the TEACH manual prior to your first Workshop training session.
  • Complete the pre-training assignment (‘Inside the Covers’). Click the following link to download Inside the Covers S&T worksheet. This will be collected immediately upon entering your first Workshop training session.
  • Bring both SEARCH and TEACH manuals (NOT the entire kit) with you to the Workshop training sessions.

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