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NOW! Grammar and Writing®

Dyslexia Writing Program

NOW! Grammar and Writing® is a research-based dysgraphia writing program that helps bridge the gaps between punctuation, grammar, writing and comprehension. For those with dysgraphia and other learning difficulties, identifying the most important elements of a sentence can be a challenge. This struggle greatly impacts the ability to visualize and comprehend what is being said, ie the student may be able to identify the nouns in the sentence, but which now is doing the action and is the subject and which noun is the object of a preposition? NOW! Grammar and Writing® serves as a foundation for addressing writing concerns. It’s a practical program that builds upon the imagery skills learned and honed in the NOW! Mental Imagery program and via concrete and meaningful manipulatives it breaks down and focuses on the essentials of grammar and writing, helping your student navigate the world of grammar, punctuation, spelling, sentence structure and well organized paragraphs and essays too.

Small Group
(3-4 students)

  • Ideal for classmates or classroom setting
  • Easy and convenient
  • Cost efficient
  • Good for peer interaction

$30 per session

Pair
(2 students)

  • Effective for students with similar needs
  • Easy and convenient
  • Saves money vs. 1:1 tutoring
  • Good for peer interaction

$50 per session

Personal Instruction
(1:1 tutoring)

  • Focused on one student’s needs
  • Easy and convenient
  • Fixed, consistent schedule
  • Quickest route to improvement

$85 per session

NOW! Grammar and Writing®

Improves Comprehension and Expression

Our dysgraphia writing program, which builds on and reinforces the skills developed in the NOW! Foundations and NOW! Mental Imagery programs too, systematically explores grammar and supplements the how to for better writing and composition. This program is for those who have these difficulties:

  • Reading comprehension — Inability to understand what they have just read
  • Organization — Difficulty staying on topic and relaying information in a structured, understandable way. 
  • Poor syntax — Trouble using correct sentence structure; cannot identify how their language is working
  • Weak coherence — Difficulty putting the parts together to create a main idea
  • Poor written expression — Dislike of writing; Can’t write all their ideas clearly; struggle to write complete sentences; write paragraphs with disjointed and incomplete sentences; do poorly in-class writing assignments and struggle to write book reports, creative writing and essays too.

Despite helpful classroom materials and programs employed by educators all across classrooms, schools continue to find that many students do not develop strong or even adequate writing skills.

Unlock These Benefits with
NOW! Grammar and Writing®

Children, teens and adults who could benefit from a dysgraphia writing program can take NOW! Grammar and Writing® after completing the NOW! Foundations and NOW! Mental Imagery programs. In this dysgraphia course, they will learn:

  • The grammatical role and function of individual words in a sentence
  • How to better understand and write sentences, paragraphs and essays
  • How to compose different types of writing themes, tones and forms

Our dysgraphia writing program first helps students categorize and “scaffold” (break up into small chunks) the language they use, starting at the word level. Once students can identify how words work in isolation, they can identify them in context and understand how they work together to convey meaning. This is done with an exercise where students learn names and use concrete objects to identify different grammatical words in a sentence. Then students’ writing skills build in a hierarchical model, moving from concrete manipulatives to simple, complex, and compound sentences, to paragraphs and lastly to essays.

Why NOW! Grammar and Writing®
Is the Right Choice

Systematic Exploration of Language

NOW! Grammar and Writing® brings back systematic exploration of grammar – parts of speech and sentence structuring – and supplements expressive language. Children and adults with dysgraphia often have difficulty understanding the most essential parts of a sentence and, as a result, have difficulty making an accurate movie to fully comprehend and understand sentences. NOW! Grammar and Writing® ingeniously builds on the NOW! Mental Imagery and NOW! Foundations program to empower a full understanding of the parts of speech or grammar of our written language, which is a precursor for the writing element of the program. By learning grammar first and using the NOW! Mental Imagery program to do so, then it becomes much easier to learn how to compose different forms of written language.

Multisensory Learning

Our dysgraphia writing program is structured, systematic, multisensory, scaffolded and follows developmental science. It brings together several modalities: auditory, visual and kinesthetic and mental imagery. The student discovers the roles of different types of words in sentences and uses concrete manipulatives to represent and better understand these different parts of speech, ie nouns, verbs, adverbs, adjectives, etc… all have different roles in building a movie in the mind while reading and are equally important for writing with such detail and organization that the reader has a clear movie as intended by the author of the written sentence, paragraph or essay.

Progression

Students quickly progress to planning, dissecting, and writing paragraphs while systematically increasing their understanding of the structure of written information and its content. Younger, primary-aged students explore organization, planning, and mapping across different content. Students at the intermediate level and above transition from paragraph to essay in a systematically designed way that facilitates the full development of writing skills.

Building a Foundation

Students build a foundation starting at the word level in one-word sentences such as “Run!” They advance incrementally to two-word sentences such as “John sat.” Students continue to use higher-order concepts such as phrases and clauses.

NOW! Grammar and Writing®
Builds Important Skills

With an increased awareness of sentence mechanics, the student can better understand and produce written language and subsequently apply mental imagery skills to begin the analysis of paragraphs and essays.

The NOW! Grammar and Writing® program continues to a higher level, with students discovering parts of a paragraph and, finally, writing an essay. Along with the hierarchical building blocks of grammar, students also learn semantic mapping and webbing to create paragraphs and essays at this level.

Students do not just memorize the parts of speech; they discover what each part means, how each piece functions in a sentence, and how each element adds to the sentence’s overall meaning or changes the movie in the mind of the reader Once the student can break down and understand what he or she is reading, an accurate mental image can be created and stored away in the child’s brain for future use. Writing about “The small, fluffy yellow duck slowly floats across the teal pond”builds a more detailed movie in the readers’ mind, than writing “The ducks swam.”

What to Expect

From Our Dyslexia Writing Program

Give the Gift of Confidence

Research shows that multisensory approaches to language are more effective and have longer-lasting results than traditional paths. Expressive spoken language precedes written language, and how a student masters speaking skills will also how well they develop their skills at written expression.

When a student or adult can comprehend material in a classroom or real-world setting, formulate and write a thought, or organize information into a cohesive story, the course becomes a gift of confidence and self-esteem that resonates far beyond the classroom and into a successful adult life.

NOW! Grammar and Writing® teaches skills the way a dysgraphic and all students best learn – from concrete manipulatives to fully developed skills.

The Impact of Improved Grammar and Writing

The most important thing for students or adults with dyslexia is that they believe in themselves. Every success in grammar or writing brings a little more self-esteem, which gives them the confidence to go further. NOW! Grammar and Writing® is structured so students succeed and learning becomes fun again.

Real Results, Real Stories

From “Frustrated” to Honor Roll

Testimonial from a family of a middle school child with dyslexia, after completing the intensive treatment program at The Morris Center in Gainesville, FL.

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Small Group
(3-4 students)

  • Ideal for classmates or classroom setting
  • Easy and convenient
  • Cost efficient
  • Good for peer interaction

$30 per session

Pair
(2 students)

  • Effective for students with similar needs
  • Easy and convenient
  • Saves money vs. 1:1 tutoring
  • Good for peer interaction

$50 per session

Personal Instruction
(1:1 tutoring)

  • Focused on one student’s needs
  • Easy and convenient
  • Fixed, consistent schedule
  • Quickest route to improvement

$85 per session