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Writing NOW! Program

Ages 8+
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$40 Per session

Group of 4-6

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A cost-friendly option that is ideal for classmates or home-schooled students who may want to incorporate a collaborative element to tutoring via a format that encourages peer interaction.

$50 Per session

Group of 2-3

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An effective and cost-friendly option for students who have similar learning challenges and want to include peer interaction as part of their program.

$75 Per session

Private 1:1

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One-on-one tutoring sessions are tailored to that student’s specific needs and follow a fixed and consistent schedule allowing the student to experience benefits in a shorter timeframe (often in weeks).

Expected Results
  • Ability to identify parts of speech and discern how words work separately and together to convey meaning
  • Improved critical thinking skills
  • Improved writing (sentences, paragraphs and essays)
  • Improved spoken language skills

About This Course

  • Multisensory
  • Structured
  • Intensive

NOW! Writing was developed in an attempt to fill the gap between reading sentences and understanding their meaning. We found that children and adults with dyslexia and other learning disabilities often have a hard time understanding what the most important pieces of a sentence are, and subsequently, have a difficult time creating a mental movie from written sentences.

By using a multi-sensory approach that incorporates auditory, visual, imagery and kinesthetic learning, students are able to distinguish parts of sentences more clearly, not just memorizing parts of speech, but truly discovering what each part means, how they function in a sentence, and how each part adds to the overall meaning of the sentence.

How Does It Work?

The NOW! Writing program uses Socratic questioning to help students categorize and scaffold the language that they use, starting at the word level. Students quickly progress to planning, dissecting, and writing paragraphs while systematically increasing their structure and content. Once students are able to identify how words work in isolation, they can identify them in context and also how language works together to convey meaning.

  • Younger, primary-aged, students explore organization, planning, and mapping across content.
  • Students at the intermediate level and above do not stop there, but transition from paragraph to essay.
  • Critical thinking skills are encouraged once students demonstrate mastery of their own expressive language.

Upon completion of the NOW! Writing course, students show a marked improvement in their overall writing skills (from sentences to paragraphs to essays), as well as with their speaking skills.

For Those Who Struggle With

  • Reading Comprehension

    Able to read well phonetically, but cannot understand information

  • Organization

    Has difficulty relaying information in structured, understandable way. Often jumps around, has difficulty staying on topic

  • Poor Syntax

    Uses poor sentence structure, or cannot identify how their language is working

  • Poor Gestalt Conceptualization

    Can understand parts, but cannot put them together to create a main idea

  • Poor Written Expression

    Has difficulty writing all ideas, or often will write very little when prompted

Testimonials


  • Nancy L.

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    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.

Research-Based. Evidence-Based. Peer-Reviewed.

Research-Based

Research-Based

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.

Evidence-Based

Evidence-Based

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.

Peer-Reviewed

Peer-Reviewed

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.