Comments from Teachers who Learned the NOW! ProgramsTM
– Kindergarten teacher with 18 years experience
“This is an excellent training experience!”
– Kindergarten/grade 2 teacher. 17 years experience
“The 2 courses are ‘the answer’ and simply the best trainings I’ve taken since graduate school. You did a wonderful job last week and appreciate both your skill and passion for this. Thanks!!”
– SLP with over 15 years’ experience
“This is absolutely marvelous! I only wish I had this training so much earlier in my career. What a difference it would have made.”
– Kindergarten teacher, 32 years experience
School Involvement and Education
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Dr. Conway oversees a team of professionals through a separate company, Neuro-development of Words – NOW!®, that offers training courses for families, teachers, speech-language pathologists, other professionals and paraprofessionals. These courses offer guidance on how to use truly research-based programs to either prevent learning difficulties (4 and 5 year-olds), remediate learning difficulties (children in ESE or special needs placements) or enrich language and learning skills (children of all ages) and improve core phonological, reading and spelling skills that are essential for exceptional achievement across ALL curriculum content classes.
These uniquely designed training courses offer state-of-the-art insight into the neurology and neuropsychology of the brain. This provides answers to questions such as: “how does the brain learn to read?” and “why does it learn in those ways?” and, most importantly, “what can I do to help ALL of my students efficiently and effectively learn?”
Neuro-development of Words – NOW!® programs enable teachers to fully understand: how the brain is designed for learning, how to maximize the scientific principles of neural plasticity to improve a child/client’s learning abilities and functional skills, how to accurately determine a child/client’s learning strengths and weaknesses, and how to more effectively implement research &/or evidence-based programs that improve weaker skills and develop stronger functional abilities in classroom, home and work settings.
Perfect for Intervention: MTSS/RTI/SBT
NOTE: We do NOT promote helping children to accommodate or compensate for their weak skills. New research-based & evidence-based methods indicate it is far better to actually help students IMPROVE their weaker skills, NOT blindly accept them as unchangeable and provide life-long accommodations. Our research proves it’s possible to improve weaker skills even for children performing in the lowest levels (bottom 12th percentile of their class or lower). Clinically, we have numerous case studies of helping children who are “gifted” but struggle with dyslexia/learning disabilities to largely improve their skills. Additionally, we have similar data/success with professionals who still struggle with dyslexia in their adult life, e.g. doctors, professors, first responders, surgeons, etc…
From Science to the Classroom – utilizing Dr. Conway’s knowledge and experience, professional development training courses are available to bridge the gap between science and education by providing integrated training in theory and practicum. Dr. Conway has helped implement these research-based programs in a school environment for over 15 years, serving as a founder and volunteer President of the Board of Directors of The Einstein School in Gainesville, Florida. This tuition-free, public charter school serves children with developmental dyslexia, learning disabilities, language disorders and other language-based learning difficulties that prevent children from reaching their full potential – unless their weak language skills are strengthened. To learn more about the success of The Einstein School in implementing the methods and programs provided Dr. Conway and his team from the Neuro-development of Words – NOW!® Company, visit the Testimonials Page.
Research strongly supports that the gap between scientific research and current educational practices is the real cause for children’s failure to develop language and learning skills at their true potential. Training courses empower teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to bring scientific methods into the classroom to both help children succeed academically and for teachers to make fully informed decisions about curriculum and intervention.
Recently, Dr. Conway presented to Oak Hammock at the University of Florida on neuropsychology and the benefits of Mental Imagery skills at any age and the importance of overall brain health.
Previous Training and Current Commitment
Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (2005-2011)
The Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System provides diagnostic, instructional, and technology support services to district exceptional education programs and families of students with disabilities.
Florida School Districts — Alachua/Levy/Marion Counties (2000-2014)
Professional training was held for staff and administrators in NOW! FoundationsTM and NOW! Mental ImageryTM. The Center also provided ongoing support by following up with the educators while they were in school and helped them to use their new language skills to identify students who may potentially have a language disability.
Dyslexia Association of Trinidad and Tobago (2005, 2007, 2010-2013)
The Dyslexia Association is a volunteer organization which was formed in 1990 by a group of teachers and parents concerned for their dyslexic children. The Dyslexia Association is a Registered Charity.The Center provides ongoing training and support in NOW! FoundationsTM and NOW! Mental ImageryTM to parents, professionals, educators and private tutors.
Multi Disciplinary Training Program (MDTP) at the University of Florida
The Multidisciplinary Diagnostic and Training Program (MDTP) is a Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources (FDLRS) specialized university center at the University of Florida in the College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics funded by the Florida Department of Education. FDLRS/UF Multidisciplinary Diagnostic & Training Program (MDTP) is a specialized diagnostic and training center that serves school-aged children and adolescents with complex learning, behavioral, medical and socio-emotional problems, their families, teachers, and schools. Training in NOW! Foundations and NOW! Mental Imagery was provided, as well as how to apply these methods to an educational setting.