Mar 24 2014
Feb 5 2014
We’re pleased to announce that we’ve now added our step-by-step multi-sensory literacy programme, Beat Dyslexia to our online shop, and because you’re buying direct from us, the authors, we can offer each of the 6 books at a flat price of £25 plus postage and packaging. The books are also available from outlets such as Amazon and from publisher LDA, however, the prices can vary widely and they’re not always available.
Each of the books has recently been updated (after first being published in 1998!) and Book 6 was added to the series last year.
The success of Beat Dyslexia inspired us to create the numeracy equivalent, Beat Dyscalculia.
For further information about any of the books, please contact us.
This new, revised edition retains all the strengths of the well-established “Beat Dyslexia” series to support those students struggling to read, write or spell. The comprehensive programme develops literacy skills by combining successful phonological approaches with the very best of conventional, multi-sensory and structured teaching methods. The series takes pupils from the earliest stages of letter recognition through to full literacy. Using a wide range of imaginative approaches, the activities are carefully structured so that all the goals are small and attainable. Pupils gain confidence through consolidation and success as they develop their reading skills and build a sound understanding of basic spelling and grammar. The wide variety of phonic activities are based on multi-sensory techniques that assist the teacher in maintaining pupils’ interest and enthusiasm – making them ideal for those with short concentration spans. Although primarily designed for dyslexic pupils of all ages, in one-to-one or small group sessions, the careful use of visual and aural approaches, in a clearly structured progression, make them suitable for any pupil struggling to acquire literacy skills.
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Feb 5 2014
Buy Now and Get Up to 15% Off!
Over Christmas we launched a new online shop on our Beat Dyscalculia site (and already we’ve had enquiries and orders from Zambia and Australia!). In response to feedback from some of the schools we’re working with (several of whom are now using Beat Dyscalculia with whole classes to deliver the numeracy curriculum), we’ve now added a selection of Classroom Packs. These are designed to extend the Beat Dyscalculia packs so that you can work with groups of children from small groups to whole classes. Each pack contains:
- Beat Dyscalculia Box 1,
- 101 More Ways with Addacus book,
- extra Addacus machines,
- extra Discovery Packs
We’ve created packs with the right number of resources for either 3, 6 or 10 pupils, at a discounted price (compared to buying each item separately). Several packs can be bought together to make up the right number for your class.
We’ll be adding Classroom Packs for Boxes 2 and 3 shortly.
And we’ve now added all 6 Beat Dyslexia books (our original step-by-step, multi-sensory programme!), which, as the authors, we’re allowed to sell at a very competitive price!
If you are interested in finding out more, please contact us.
The shop also currently sells our main items:
- each of the three Beat Dyscalculia packs,
- extra Addacus machines and Beat Dyscalculia workbooks
- Discovery Packs (designed to give you a taste of the Beat Dyscalculia programme before you buy)
- and 101 More Ways with Addacus (designed to give you more ideas once you’ve bought a pack).
Payments can be made via credit card or PayPal.
We’ll be adding more items in due course, but in the meantime, if you’re interested in buying anything that isn’t listed, please contact us.
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Nov 13 2013
In recent months, a number of schools have approached us who are in the process of reviewing the whole of their maths provision and are looking for a new way of teaching numeracy. Even though our products work as an effective intervention (and we’ve chosen to call our kits, ‘Beat Dyscalculia), our multi-sensory approach works for any child and learning style and makes sure that children have a good understanding of number concepts rather than just learning by rote. And our boxes fit with the new National Curriculum in Numeracy which will be brought in in 2014. (Read more here)
Here’s a recent case study from Helen Cusack, Head Teacher of St Mary’s Catholic Primary School in Birmingham:
In St. Mary’s, the learning of early mathematics had been characterised by the children engaging with a ‘coded system’ of digits and numbers before gaining a solid grasp of number. Despite much discussion and in spite of some very high results at both KS1 and especially at KS2 there was a growing concern about the quality of real grasp of number amongst our youngest pupils. Believing that concrete and visual learning are necessary before abstract learning can develop we decided to purchase Beat Dyscalculia from Addacus to strengthen this gap.
All teachers and teaching assistants have undergone 6 hours of training, led by facilitator Celia Stone, who developed these resources.
The training offered the staff the opportunity to use all of the equipment and to be taken through Books 1, 2 and 3 very methodically with opportunities to try out some of the pupil exercises, to reflect on the inter relationships between the cards, strips and Addacus (e.g. colour coding) and to discuss what constituted a solid grasp of the number 3(i.e. the ‘threeness’ of three) or 10 or 100.
The staff have been absolutely on board with the philosophy of Beat Dyscalculia from Addacus and are in the process of reformulating their own thinking and teaching of maths. It has become a ‘hot topic’ in the staffroom and the professional support and discussions are truly wonderful. To this end, it has been a very unifying experience.
The staff has piloted the scheme in several year groups. Some of their comments highlight the gaps in numerosity and mathematical understanding of the children as well as raising questions on how best to employ the resources – how to assess which children need it most.
“The children enjoy using the equipment. Its logical links of colour and shape to number digits and dot cards make it easier for children to “see” the quantities they are asked to work with and compare one number with another to answer questions such as, “What is 1 more or less than this number?” The children’s vocabulary has been strengthened by the short narratives about the number 1, 2 and 3 and they enjoy using such vocabulary as “unique, solitary, pair, twin, trio” and they have told their own stories using similar terminology.
One difficulty that has emerged for these children is the use of the symbol =; the word cards help to explain this means “is” but the children also need to know that the balance between both sides of an equation should have the same value though may have a different appearance.”
To find out more about Beat Dyscalculia or to book training for your school, please contact us.
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May 20 2013
We’re now offering:
- 3 boxes of your choice, plus a half day’s training for up to 20 teachers and teaching assistants, for the cost of 1 Pupil Premium (£900*)
- 9 boxes of your choice, and 2 half days’ training for up to 20 teachers and teaching assistants, for the cost of 2 Pupil Premiums (£1800*)
(* plus reasonable travel expenses up to a maximum of £250, as required.)
- Fully measurable and proven results
- Accountability for Ofsted or other reporting
- A programme and training that can be used throughout the school
- An effective intervention strategy or different way to support class learning as part of the standard curriculum
- Works for any child but particularly for children with dyslexia, dyscalculia, autism and other learning difficulties
To find out more and order your Pupil Premium Package call us now on 01943 871 902 or email firstname.lastname@example.org quoting PPOFFEROCT13
For further information about Beat Dyscalculia see our website and to find out what’s included in each pack see our how to buy section.
Jul 18 2013
Since the announcement of the new national curriculum from September 2014, schools have been contacting us about using Beat Dyscalculia as the basis of their numeracy teaching.
Beat Dyscalculia uses a multi-sensory approach which appeals to a wide range of children and caters to their different learning styles. It creates solid foundations, and then allows children to build on that knowledge at their own pace, by using repetition, and using a specially designed set of tools to explore and visualise numbers, and use for problem solving.
Beat Dyscalculia Founder and Creator, Celia Stone said, ‘Our programme focusses on teaching the language of numbers which is one of the key elements of the new national curriculum. Although, it has been designed to help children who are struggling with maths and number concepts, our evidence shows that it works for any children by working in small achievable steps, letting them use different tools and methods for to explore the same ideas and functions, and allowing to work at a speed that suits them. We think it’s ideal for introducing ideas like fractions and times tables at a younger age, as the new maths framework proposes.’
In particular, Beat Dyscalculia puts an emphasis on maths vocabulary, understanding each number, number bonds and place value. The course comes in 3 boxes and uses colour, shape, sound and touch to progressively build understanding and covers:
- Numbers from 0 to 999
- The concepts of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division
- The language of numeracy
- Place value, fractions and decimals
- Money, time, and times tables
Order before the end of term and get
the full Beat Dyscalculia programme – 3 boxes, plus training for just £900 (the equivalent of 1 Pupil Premium)
or 3 full sets (9 boxes) plus training for just £1800 (the equivalent of 2 Pupil Premiums)
To find out more and order your package:
Call us now on 01943 871 902
or email email@example.com
For more information about our Pupil Premium Special Offers, see New Pupil Premium Offers.
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Jun 3 2013
OUR MULTI-SENSORY MATHS PROGRAMME PACKAGES GIVE YOU:
- Everything you need in a single box to provide fun educational activities for Summer Schools or Catch-Up Initiatives for the cost of a single premium
- 3 box levels progressively work through from basic number concepts through to working with 3-figure numbers, fractions, decimals, times tables etc
- Package includes full multi-sensory teaching programme plus staff training
Ideal as an intervention programme for children with SEN and for providing differentiated learning.
- Reported average improvements have been 1.5 sub-levels in 10 weeks
Choose from our 3 Pupil Premium and Catch-Up Premium Offers:
- Use 1 Summer School Premium or Year 7 Catch-Up Premium (£500*) and get 1 box of your choice plus a half day’s training for up to 10 teachers and teaching assistants
- Use 1 Pupil Premium (£900*) and get 3 boxes of your choice plus a half day’s training for up to 20 teachers and teaching assistants
- Use 2 Pupil Premiums (£1800*) and get 9 boxes of your choice and 2 half days’ training for up to 20 teachers and teaching assistants
(* plus reasonable travel expenses up to a maximum of £250, as required.)
To Find Out More and Order Your Pupil Premium Package
Call us now on 01943 871 902
or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Offer Expires: 19th July 2013
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May 20 2013
Celia Stone, one of the creator’s of Beat Dyscalculia and Beat Dyslexia, and MD of Addacus Ltd, has been nominated for a Sue Ryder Woman of Achievement Award. She has been nominated in the Education category in recognition of her hard work and achievements in helping people with dyslexia, Irlen Syndrome and dyscalculia over the last 35 years, in her adopted home county of Yorkshire.
The awards ceremony takes place at the Royal Armouries Museum in Leeds on June 7th. The event aims to recognise and celebrate the achievements of some of Yorkshire’s amazing women, whilst raising vital funds for Sue Ryder. The charity, which is 60 years old this year, cares for people with incurable illnesses and funds a number of homes, hospices and services in Yorkshire.
For further information about Sue Ryder and the awards, visit their website.
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Nov 28 2012
Addacus Launches Training for Beat Dyscalculia Pack 3
We are pleased to announce that we have recently added training for Beat Dyscalculia Pack 3 (covering dealing with bigger numbers, fractions, money, decimals, time and times tables) to our range of Beat Dyscalculia training courses.
Beat Dyscalculia creator, Celia Stone said, ‘We’ve been offering training on packs 1 and 2 for a while, but due to growing demand we’re now also offering training for pack 3. As a result, we are now going into schools and training all the staff on each of the 3 packs. Schools in Warrington in Cheshire, Brighouse in West Yorkshire and Newcastle in Tyne and Wear have all recently completed the full course. We’re also finding that more and more secondary schools are inviting us in to help them work with Year 7 students who are below the expected level in numeracy and are struggling with the transition from primary to high school.’
Each course is delivered by Celia and lasts approximately half a day. They cover all the topics, resources and activities for that pack and are suitable for all SENCOs, teachers, teaching assistants and parents who are interested in:
- learning more about specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyscalculia they can affect how a child learns in numeracy
- working one to one or in small groups with children who are struggling in numeracy
- finding out how to use and get the most out of the Beat Dyscalculia resources
- discovering new ideas and ways of teaching numeracy
Each half day course costs £500 + VAT for 10+ attendees (or £50 + VAT per person for less than 10 attendees).
For further information about what’s included in each pack see How To Buy
To find out about our Pupil Premium Special Offers which include a package of packs plus training at a special offer price, click here.
To enquire about and book training, please call us on 01943 871902 or email email@example.com
Nov 27 2012
We’re currently busy promoting our Pupil Premium Special Offer which offers schools a great value package of Beat Dyscalculia packs and training, proven results, and an easy way to verify how the money is being spent in order help poorer pupils.
We’re emailing this offer out to primary schools who we think might be interested, but the details are below if you haven’t received one.
The current offer extended to April 2013, and you can find out more or order your package by calling us on 01943 871 902, or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org, quoting PPOFFER.