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Maths & Dyslexia

Much of the information in this volume is based on research that suggests that many pupils with Dyscalculia don’t succeed at maths because they have not understood the basic concepts required for the more advanced topics.

Thus, Maths & Dyslexia offers a wide range of information on methods of teaching, study skills, placement and progress tests and worksheets for teachers working with pupils who experience difficulties with the four basic functions of maths (addition, subtraction, multiplication and division), plus decimals, fractions, and percentages.

You can order Maths & Dyslexia in a variety of ways, including:

If you would prefer to receive Maths & Dyslexia in PDF, simply visit this link, select the ‘International’ option and click the ‘Pay by Credit Card (PayPal)’ button to check out.

Once we have received payment, you will receive Maths & Dyslexia in PDF by email within 12 working hours.

Please note that all rights are reserved and no part of this publication (Maths & Dyslexia) may be circulated or shared in any form without the prior permission of the author.

 

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How many different phonics are there in English?

From igloo to cough, we’ve covered every spelling choice and every phonic in the English language

It sometimes comes as a bit of a shock to realise that there are some 90 different spelling and phonic rules in the English language.

They range from troublesome similarities (such as words like “coin” and “toy” with the same sound but different spelling choices), to the six different ways of pronouncing “ough”, not to mention the bizarre collection of words which utilise silent letters.

There is only one way in which dyslexic students can learn the spelling choices for the many different phonics and homophones, and that is through a structured reading and spelling programme.

Which is exactly what MSL has devised: the complete reading and spelling rescue programme.

This programme covers all the 90 different spelling and sound rules and adds in ten sections on issues such as word patterns, suffixes, prefixes, homophones and irregular final syllables, making 100 topics in all.

The 90 rules and associated topics can be seen on our website where you can see the structured order of teaching that we have introduced.

What we have then done is broken these 100 topics down into 20 modules, presented in an order which allows students to use the spelling rules as soon as they have learned them.

As a result of this structured approach, which includes placement & progress tests, you can introduce a dyslexic pupil or student to the sequence from the very start. You can also begin work at a point where the individual will be revising key points, before moving on to areas of weakness, where his/her knowledge becomes erratic.

A copiable version of each module costs £29.99, or you can order five modules together on a CD for £80 plus VAT. All 20 modules are available for £450.

You can order the Reading and Spelling Rescue Programme in any of these ways:

  • On our website (where you can also see full details of the programme)
  • By phone on 01536 399017
  • By fax to 01536 399012
  • By email to msl@schools.co.uk       
  • By post to Multi-Sensory Learning, Earlstrees Court, Earlstrees Road, Corby, NN17 4HH

Raising literacy attainment among your dyslexic pupils

What more can be done to raise literacy attainment among your dyslexic pupils?

It is rare that a pupil with dyslexia will only have problems with his or her understanding of literacy, yet the majority of teaching resources for use with dyslexic pupils focus solely on developing these skills.

In fact, problems with understanding literacy are just part of the problem for pupils with dyslexia as many will also have problems with their visual and auditory recall and their sequencing and organisational abilities (all of which can hinder literacy attainment).

Which is why we developed the Dyslexia Games Manual.

The Dyslexia Games Manual is a ring bound photocopiable resource which contains a wealth of enjoyable games and activities that not only support dyslexic pupils in developing their literacy skills, but also increases their visual and auditory recall, as well as strengthening their sequencing and organisational ability.

You can order the Dyslexia Games Manual in book format by:

  • Visiting www.msl-online.net
  • By phone on 01536 399017
  • By fax to 01536 399012
  • By email to msl@schools.co.uk       
  • By post to Multi-Sensory Learning, Earlstrees Court, Earlstrees Road, Corby, NN17 4HH

Or, if you would prefer to receive the Dyslexia Games Manual in PDF, simply visit this link, select the ‘International’ option and click the ‘Pay by Credit Card (PayPal)’ button to check out.

Once we have received payment, you will be sent the Dyslexia Games Manual in PDF by email within 12 working hours.

Please note that all rights are reserved and no part of this publication (The Dyslexia Games Manual) may be circulated or shared in any form without the prior permission of the author.

What is the simplest way to enrol your pupils onto the Handwriting Rescue Scheme?

It is a fact that some pupils require a bit more support with their handwriting than others, which is why we have devised the Handwriting Rescue Scheme.

The Handwriting Rescue Scheme is a complete programme for fully cursive handwriting containing over 300 structured exercises which have been designed to establish the correct cursive letter formation and encourage an automatic response to frequently used spelling choices.

You can order the Handwriting Rescue Scheme in a variety of ways, including:

If you would prefer to receive The Handwriting Rescue Scheme in PDF, simply visit this link, select the ‘International’ option and click the ‘Pay by Credit Card (PayPal)’ button to check out.

Once we have received payment, you will be sent The Handwriting Rescue Scheme in PDF by email within 12 working hours.

Please note that all rights are reserved and no part of this publication (The Handwriting Rescue Scheme) may be circulated or shared in any form without the prior permission of the author.

 

A cumulative approach to developing handwriting skills

The reason why a pupil’s handwriting is not up to the expected standard is not always immediately apparent. It could be that their fine motor skills are poor or they are not good at language processing or visual spacing. Or perhaps there is a problem with the way in which they grip their pen/pencil or their handwriting posture.

In many instances, however, the reason for underdeveloped handwriting is because the approach that pupils are using isn’t cumulative, which is key to ensuring  progress in the development of handwriting skills.

Which is why we have produced The Handwriting Rescue Scheme.

The Handwriting Rescue Scheme is a complete programme for fully cursive handwriting, designed to help pupils establish the correct cursive letter formation and encourage an automatic response to frequently used spelling choices.

The programme contains over 300 structured exercises which are ideal for introducing cursive handwriting and for correcting poor handwriting habits among pupils whose handwriting isn’t up to the expected standard for their age.

The Handwriting Rescue Scheme can be ordered from the MSL website in PDF for £39.99. Simply select the ‘International’ option and click the ‘Pay by Credit Card (PayPal)’ button to check out.

Once we have received payment, you will be sent The Handwriting Rescue Scheme in PDF by email within 12 working hours.

Please respect that all rights are reserved. No part of this publication (The Handwriting Rescue Scheme) may be circulated or shared in any form without the prior permission of the author.

 

For students with dyslexia and other SpLDs

Which method has proven to be highly effective in raising literacy attainment among students with dyslexia and other SpLDs?

Everyone has a preferred learning style which is more effective than any other, but when it comes to teaching literacy to students with SEN, finding these most effective learning styles can be considerably more challenging.

Which is why we have developed the Complete Reading and Spelling Programme – a comprehensive programme offering a unique approach to literacy learning which is highly effective in raising literacy attainment among student with dyslexia and other SpLDs.

It covers all the 90 different spelling and sound rules and adds in ten sections on issues such as word patterns, suffixes, prefixes, homophones, and irregular final syllables, making 100 topics in all.

These 100 topics are broken down into 20 modules, presented in an order which allows students to use the spelling rules as soon as they have learned them.

As a result of this structured approach, which includes placement & progress tests, you can introduce a student to the sequence from the very start. You can also begin work at a point where the individual will be revising key points, before moving on to areas of weakness, where his/her knowledge becomes erratic.

A copiable printed version of each module costs £29.99, or you can order five modules together on a CD for £80 plus VAT. All 20 modules (including the 4 CD’s) are available for £450.

You can order the Complete Reading and Spelling Programme in a variety of ways:

  • On our website
  • By phone on 01536 399017
  • By fax to 01536 399012
  • By email to msl@schools.co.uk        
  • By post to Multi-Sensory Learning, Earlstrees Court, Earlstrees Road, Corby, NN17 4HH

It’s not a provision, but we’ll call it one for now

What is the most effective way of supporting pupils who aren’t progressing at the same rate as their peers in reading and spelling?

One area where the government’s micromanagement couldn’t be more evident is the way in which literacy teachers are required to teach children how to read and how to spell.

Indeed, most children can achieve the desired outcome using the very specific teaching-learning methods outlined by the government, but others, quite simply, cannot – they need to take an alternative route which is tailored to their learning needs in order to get the same outcome.

Fortunately, this is something which isn’t impossible to implement and can, in most cases, be conveniently described as a ‘provision’.

The Complete Reading and Spelling Programme is just one ‘provision’ or method that your colleagues can use to support pupils who aren’t progressing at the same rate as their peers in reading and spelling using current teaching-learning methods.

It covers all the 90 different spelling and sound rules and adds in ten sections on issues such as word patterns, suffixes, prefixes, homophones, and irregular final syllables, making 100 topics in all.

These 100 topics are broken down into 20 modules, presented in an order which allows students to use the spelling rules as soon as they have learned them.

As a result of this structured approach, which includes placement & progress tests, you can introduce a student to the sequence from the very start. You can also begin work at a point where the individual will be revising key points, before moving on to areas of weakness, where his/her knowledge becomes erratic.

A copiable printed version of each module costs £29.99, or you can order five modules together on a CD for £80 plus VAT. All 20 modules (including the 4 CD’s) are available for £450.

You can order the Complete Reading and Spelling Programme in a variety of ways:

  • On our website
  • By phone on 01536 399017
  • By fax to 01536 399012
  • By email to msl@schools.co.uk       
  • By post to Multi-Sensory Learning, Earlstrees Court, Earlstrees Road, Corby, NN17 4HH

 

A unique approach to teaching maths

Exercising a unique approach to teaching the four basic functions of maths (plus decimals, fractions and percentages).

It is a fact that some pupils grasp mathematical concepts more readily than others while at the other end of the scale there are some pupils who fail to grasp them, no matter how many times they are revisited and revised.

Of course, the problem for pupils who are unable to grasp the four basic functions of maths is that moving on to the more advanced mathematical concepts that will feature in their exams is quite simply not a viable option.

Such pupils are said to be dyscalculic, or to have maths dyslexia, which can only be overcome if they are taught using a unique approach known as multi-sensory learning.

Which is why we produced Maths and Dyslexia.

Maths and Dyslexia offers a wide range of information on methods of teaching, study skills, placement and progress tests, and worksheets for teachers working with pupils who experience difficulties with addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Much of the information in this volume is based on research that suggests that many pupils with dyscalculia fail at maths because they have not understood a basic concept required for the more advanced topics.

Once the four basic functions of maths have been understood by your pupils using the methods outlined in the volume, it is then possible to move on to teaching more advanced mathematical concepts, such as decimals, fractions and percentages, in the same way.

You can order Maths & Dyslexia for £29.99 (VAT free) in a variety of ways, including:

 

Preventing the development of illegible handwriting

How can you prevent your pupils from developing illegible handwriting in the first place?

It’s not a question of “what can you do to support pupils in improving their handwriting?”, but rather it is a question of “how can you prevent pupils from developing illegible handwriting in the first place?”

For it is typically the case that pupils whose handwriting is illegible have picked up one or more bad habits which are solely responsible for their handwriting difficulties, such as gripping their pen or pencil too tightly, slouching, or failing to write on the guidelines.

Fortunately, most (bad) handwriting habits can be prevented in the first place. Or indeed, overcome, if your pupils are unfortunate enough to have already picked some up.

With this in mind we have devised the Handwriting Rescue Scheme – to ensure that pupils never make the same mistakes twice whilst learning how to handwrite and that they don’t pick up any bad habits which are known for making handwriting illegible.

The Handwriting Rescue Scheme is a complete programme for fully cursive handwriting containing over 300 structured exercises. It has been designed to establish the correct cursive letter formation and encourage an automatic response to frequently used spelling choices.

The programme is ideal for introducing cursive handwriting, particularly for pupils whose handwriting isn’t up to the expected standard for their age.

You can order the Handwriting Rescue Scheme in a variety of ways:

  • On our website
  • By phone on 01536 399017
  • By fax to 01536 399012
  • By email to msl@schools.co.uk        
  • By post to Multi-Sensory Learning, Earlstrees Court, Earlstrees Road, Corby, NN17 4HH

 

Achieving that all-important C grade

What more can be done to support students who are finding it difficult to grasp the many concepts involved in spelling and reading?

There are typically two reasons why some students find it difficult to grasp the concepts of the English language in terms of spelling and reading: a simple lack of primary education and dyslexia – but this is nothing new.

Fortunately there is a fairly straight forward method of learning that can be used with your struggling readers and spellers to ensure that they make swift progression and ultimately achieve that all-important C grade (or higher).

It is a method that has been devised by MSL and conveniently set out in The Complete Reading and Spelling Programme.

The Complete Reading and Spelling Programme covers all the 90 different spelling and sound rules and adds in ten sections on issues such as word patterns, suffixes, prefixes, homophones, and irregular final syllables, making 100 topics in all.

The 90 rules and associated topics can be seen on our website where you can see the structured order of teaching that we have introduced.

What we have then done is broken these 100 topics down into 20 modules, presented in an order which allows students to use the spelling rules as soon as they have learned them.

As a result of this structured approach, which includes placement & progress tests, you can introduce a student to the sequence from the very start. You can also begin work at a point where the individual will be revising key points, before moving on to areas of weakness where his/her knowledge becomes erratic.

A copiable printed version of each module costs £29.99, or you can order five modules together on a CD for £80 plus VAT. All 20 modules (including the 4 CD’s) are available for £450.

You can order the Complete Reading & Spelling Programme in a variety of ways:

  • On our website
  • By phone on 01536 399017
  • By fax to 01536 399012
  • By email to msl@schools.co.uk       
  • By post to Multi-Sensory Learning, Earlstrees Court, Earlstrees Road, Corby, NN17 4HH