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Celia Stone and Myra Nicholson, Creators of Beat Dyslexia and Beat Dyscalculia
Celia Stone and Myra Nicholson, Creators of Beat Dyslexia and Beat Dyscalculia

Beat Dyscalculia has been created by Celia Stone and Myra Nicholson who have 50 years’ of experience in teaching children with special educational needs.  In particular, they are recognised authorities on dyslexia, having previously co-authored a similar programme called Beat Dyslexia which is used in schools nationwide.

Inspired by a young boy who came to one of Celia’s classes with tears in his eyes because he was too scared to admit that he didn’t know what ‘times’ meant, the programme was originally designed to help the 40% of dyslexics whose issues with language and memory can make some areas of maths difficult.

However, Celia and Myra soon realised that other children including those with dyscalculia and autism also struggled with numeracy and mathematical concepts and so Beat Dyscalculia was developed as a highly-structured, multi-sensory numeracy programme in its own right which can help as an intervention programme for anyone struggling with maths.