When I first heard Dr. Conway speak at an early childhood conference, where I was also speaking, his words were music to my ears. Have spent 15 years in youth prevention work. When he said the #3 killer of teenagers is suicide and 89% of teen suicide notes have spelling errors consistent with dyslexia, I knew I needed his help with my kids. That’s not the thing a normal mom of a 5-year-old thinks. But I knew something wasn’t right. I didn’t know what the problem was and I didn’t know how to fix it until the first conversation with Dr. Conway of NOW! Programs. Our son is now reading on grade level for the first time. He’s also feeling “as good as the other kids” and being teased less, if at all. This program didn't just give my kid the ability to read, it quite possibly saved his life.
My son told me "I used to hate reading" and when I asked why, he told me "because it used to be hard." I almost cried. Now he has even began trying to read signs aloud as we drive! These small things, more than anything, solidified that something had changed! I attribute these changes in my son to the NOW! Program, as it was the only piece of his educational instruction that had changed. The NOW! Program helped our son become a better and more confident reader.
For the first time our daughter doesn't feel totally stressed out about taking the standardized tests! She’s now able to scan the questions and paragraphs and understand what each testing section was about. She understood the main idea before she started! This may seem insignificant to most, but let me tell you, from a mom's perspective of a child that has struggled for years with not understanding what she is reading... it is INCREDIBLE!!! I'm crying now as I type this to you. Instead of viewing schoolwork and testing with fear and that scary thing looming in the future, it has now become something that our daughter knows she can accomplish! What's even more surprising is that as she approaches high school in the fall, we have even started talking about possible degrees and colleges she would like to look into! Thank you all so much for the investment you have made in a program that gives our child the ability to not only learn, but a growth in confidence of her abilities
The NOW! Programs® methodology is based on the latest scientific research regarding neural plasticity (efficient, long-lasting learning) and makes use of scientific principles regarding the neurodevelopment of speech, language, reading and spelling skills developed at professional clinical and educational organizations for over 27 years. NOW! Programs can efficiently and effectively improve these academic abilities with long-lasting results. Learn more about our research.
Dr. Conway and colleagues have conducted extensive research designed to analyze and augment methodology and implementation of practices developed in each program. Very few tutoring programs have results that are as repeatedly proven as the NOW! Company. Learn more about our evidence.
The NOW! Programs® are designed to build a solid foundation in sensory processing and thinking skills, from which the more advanced academic abilities will be developed, too. And research, not just our own, but of other professionals in our field, has shown these programs to be effective.
Dr. Tim Conway, founder and CEO of the Neuro-development of Words – NOW!® Company, has his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a concentration in Neuropsychology (how the brain develops and works) from the University of Florida. His background as a clinical research scientist has produced an extensive resume of research in the areas of dyslexia, learning disabilities, aphasia, and other disorders.
The NOW!® Company provides four low-cost, research-based online tutoring programs that build phonological processing skills to successfully treat reading and learning difficulties including dyslexia, improve comprehension/memory skills, teach competent writing skills, and provide a solid background in mathematics.
In addition to his work with the NOW!® Company, Dr. Conway also serves as the director of The Morris Center clinics in Gainesville and Ocala, Florida. These clinics provide a transdisciplinary team approach to the assessment and successful treatment of learning, motor, sensory, mood, anxiety, and behavior difficulties.
Dr. Conway is also a co-founder and volunteer President of the Board of Directors for The Einstein School in Gainesville, Florida, a charter school that provides free, research-based education for children in grades 2 through 8 who have learning disabilities or dyslexia.
There are 36 million adults and 15 million children under the age of 18 in the United States that struggle with literacy. In this educational and inspiring TED Talk, Dr. Tim Conway challenges you to imagine just how strong an impact we can have by successfully mixing the “oil” of Science with the "water" of Education to create a highly effective approach that really can teach everyone (even those who struggle with poor reading skills) to read at or above grade level.