Search & Teach (2.5 day course)

The Search & Teach program has its focus in early intervention. It is a two-fold approach that is an effective tool for educators to catch learning difficulties at the beginning of a child’s academic journey.

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The learning components addressed are

A. Early Identification

  • A testing instrument for children 5-6 years of age that is designed to survey perceptual and neuropsychological functions basic to learning.

B. Early Intervention

  • Instructional methods and instruments that builds a child’s pre- academic skills specific to reading and language. The intervention is formulated on the child's strong and weak academic areas and the educator is trained to prescribe appropriate instructional tasks for reading and language.


With successful completion of the course, the educational therapist will be equipped to:

  • Identify children vulnerable to learning difficulties and educational failure
  • Provide a clear profile of a child’s neuropsychological skills
  • Provide a structure to guide appropriate intervention before failure has occurred
  • Organise a program of learning (according to the child’s test profile) that is based on five clusters – visual, visual motor, auditory, body image and intermodal skill clusters

Who it will benefit

The program is ideal for two sets of participants:

  • Kindergarten or early primary grade years. Its most effective use is in scanning an entire class in order to provide teachers and administrators with a grade-wide profile for the proper planning of content, organization and timing of instruction.
  • Educational therapists working individually with young children who appear to be faltering in educational activities


Search & Teach is based on both clinical and statistical research that focuses on neuropsychological skills. The importance of these skills was determined via an intensive inter-disciplinary study that examined 1st graders neurologically, psychiatrically, perceptually, psychologically and educationally.

Results of the study revealed that those children vulnerable to learning failure lagged in developing skills relating to spatial orientation and temporal organization. A follow-up of the original group of children validated the clinical judgment that reading failure is associated with specific types of perceptual immaturity, all relating to orientation in space and organization of time.

The program is formulated through the results of this research, making early identification of learning difficulties in children key to overcoming potential failure.

Rx for Reading (2.5 day course)

This is a course designed to train teachers to provide intervention in a group setting for students whose basic reading skills are below expected standards.

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The following topics are addressed in the course:


  • Theories of group dynamic, five aspects of basic reading, mediated learning instead of direct instruction


  • Practical applications of the theories and instructional techniques


  • Gathering of pre- and post- data


This course will equip the educational therapist to:

  • Identify and assess student needs in basic reading and utilise the Rx for Reading model to teach reading skills to students
  • communicate an understanding of the differences between group and individualised interventions
  • demonstrate an ability to work with groups of students in the teaching of reading skills
  • communicate the theories of mediated learning in a group setting
  • design a plan for group implementation that would meet the learning needs of a specific group of students

Rx for Discovery Math (2.5 day course)

This is a course designed to train teachers to provide mathematical intervention in a group setting. Rx for Discovery Math is specifically intended for students in grades K-5 who would benefit from early intervention or whose basic math skills are below expected standards.

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The techniques reviewed in the course will build and strengthen a child’s number sense, math fluency, math vocabulary and problem solving strategies. Students will also be challenged to apply their growing understanding of number sense to novel problems solving activities that challenge thinking and reasoning.


The course will equip successful participants to:

  • implement a weekly intervention for math students in a group setting
  • use a multi-sensory game-based approach that is fun yet effective and reduces math anxiety
  • better understand student needs in math, based on four subtypes of math disabilities
  • set foundational math concepts that strengthen number sense and math fluency
  • assist children to bolster their problem solving skills

Feuerstein Instrumental Enrichment - Basic (5 day course)

The Instrumental Enrichment Basic (FIE-B) course is a series of tasks designed to help young children from pre-Kindergarten through early primary to develop basic global concepts, increase cognitive functioning and increase social behavioural an demotional areas.

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The program provides a rich context for the development of cognitive and meta-cognitive structures. Focused on mediated learning, the aim is to improve a student’s social adaptability that impacts real-life problem solving skills in the long run

The FIE-B programme provides children with a jumpstart to learning. It prepares them for school readiness and is designed to reduce the chance of placement in special education.