It’s personal with us.
When I married Paul in 2000, he still couldn’t read. He had a brain injury at age six that gave him severe dyslexia and several other learning and behavior challenges. He had horrible childhood anxiety going to school, unable to do what all the other kids could do. He was told he was dumb and lazy—and that’s what the teachers called him! As an adult non-reader, he struggled to get jobs, only to lose them when his employers were told he had dyslexia.
So when Paul completely overcame his dyslexia at age 54 through neurodevelopmental movements, we knew we had found something powerful, something life changing, something we had to share with the world!
Each child we help—it’s personal. We live for getting to help kids so that they don’t have to go through the trauma Paul and I endured. We’re not a franchise. We’re not a big corporation. We are a revolutionary business with a proven process; we’re passionate about helping kids overcome their challenges and fulfill their potential.
More About Paul and Susan
Paul and Susan have been providing neurodevelopmental movement programs for kids—privately and in schools—for over 25 years. They performed the only controlled study using Rhythmic Movement Training in a public school classroom in 2009 resulting in a dramatic 300% higher increase in reading speed than the control group. They are passionate about helping kids overcome learning and behavior challenges by addressing the root cause.
Paul Phariss is uniquely qualified to do work with kids with dyslexia because he lived the first 54 years of his life without being able to read, due to a brain injury at the tender age of six. As an adult non-reader, he struggled to get jobs, only to lose them when his employers were told he had dyslexia. Despite this big handicap, Paul became a world class juggler, winning the world championships in 1990—still unable to read. After he met and married Susan, his life took a big turn when they wrote their groundbreaking handbook, Have a Ball Learning: How Juggling Helps Kids Overcome Their Learning Disabilities. After first becoming a client and overcoming his own dyslexia, Paul is now passionate about helping kids avoid the anxiety, humiliation, and devastation of growing up as a slow reader.
Susan Phariss began her career as a mechanical engineer, but her passion to help others led her to founding a service dog nonprofit and ultimately being president of the worldwide coalition of guide, service and hearing dog schools—until her husband of 20 years died. After his death, she found herself unable to file things, couldn’t pay bills on time, developing phobias, having panic attacks, and became a hermit. After becoming a client and overcoming her own challenges, Susan is on a mission to help kids overcome their learning and behavior challenges so that they can be successful—and happy. She was the “resident brain expert” on Tulsa’s FOX23 for two years and still makes regular television appearances, teaching parents exercises they can do with their child to boost brain performance.