The Morris Center now offers professional development training sessions that specialize in the foundational approach to language acquisition, research-based treatments and evaluations, as well as skill-based instruction to strengthen memory, word retrieval, and expressive language. They are intentionally designed to help maximize the potential of students as well as other treatments or programs used in the reading progress.
We offer custom workshops to improve your employees’ skills which can decrease training time for new employees, increase employee retention and upward mobility as well as increase employee morale. We offer research-based answers to your questions about how to improve employees’ reading, writing, comprehension and communication abilities.
As a team, the Morris Center strives to stay as informed as possible on the latest research and methodology in highly progressive fields. The staff attends professional conferences to stay current on professional development. All aspects of the interdisciplinary treatment are maintained at a higher level, from Occupational Therapy to Language Pathology.
Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System
The Florida Diagnostic & Learning Resources System provides diagnostic, instructional, and technology support services to district exceptional education programs and families of students with disabilities.
The Morris Center provided FDLRS-Springs with training for General Education and Special Education. The educators were taught NOW! Foundations and NOW! Mental Imagery skills as well as how to apply these methods in a classroom setting.
Florida School Districts — Alachua/Levy/Marion Counties
The Morris Center held professional training for staff and administrators in NOW! Foundations and NOW! Mental Imagery. 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.
Presentations at Professional Conferences
Picture of Dyslexia IDA Conference 2006 (PowerPoint file)
Picture of Dyslexia IDA Conference 2006 (PDF file)
AOTA Talk-2010 OT’s Role in Dyslexia Assessment and Treatment
The Morris Center’s Interdisciplinary Model of Assessment and Treatment, Univ. of Florida Case Conference 2009
FLASHA Talk – 2010 Is It Too Late or Can Phonological Dyslexia be Successfully Treated for Adults?
FLASHA_2011_Breaking through the Barriers: How Adults with Dyslexia Made Significant Improvements in Phonological Processing, Reading, Spelling and Writing Skills
FLASHA-2011 Multimodal Treatment of Adults with Post-stroke Phonological Alexia: Behavioral and fMRI Outcomes
Interdisciplinary Assessment and Treatment of Language-based Learning Disabilities: The Theoretical Importance of Sensory Processing_SPD-2011 (PowerPoint file)
Interdisciplinary Assessment and Treatment of Language-based Learning Disabilities: The Theoretical Importance of Sensory Processing_SPD-2011 (PDF file)
Previous Training and Current Commitments
Dyslexia Association of Trinidad and Tobago
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! Foundations and NOW! Mental Imagery 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.
The Morris Center provided training to staff as well as how to apply these methods to an educational setting.
School Involvement and Education
Dr. Conway’s trainings offer insight to the neurology of the brain with regards to language acquisition. Teachers are guided beyond the teacher’s manual to provide corrective feedback when an error is made using the Socratic Method of questioning as well as rationalize and design effective implementation and intervention.
From Science to the Classroom – utilizing Dr. Tim Conway’s knowledge and experience, professional development trainings are available to bridge the gap between science and education by providing integrated training in theory and practicum. Courses available empower teachers with the knowledge and the skills to help children succeed academically and make more qualified decisions regarding curriculum and intervention.
Most recently, Doctor Conway presented to Oak Hammock institute on neuropsychology and the benefits of VV skills at any age and the importance of overall brain health.