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As we approach the end of another busy academic year, we are delighted to send you the very first Dynamo Maths Newsletter.

Our plan is to offer support to schools in our joint aim to remove barriers from children with dyscalculia. We wish to engage with you by sharing current research in the field of maths difficulties as well as sharing news about developments within our product range.

We would also love to receive your feedback and are more than happy to answer any questions you may have about dyscalculia or about our on-line assessment and intervention which may help your pupils to make progress.

 
                         
   
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Dynamo Maths - Supporting Dyscalculia  
 
                Summer 2015 Issue 1    
      A PROVISION TO SUPPORT SEVERE MATHS DIFFICULTIES      
                         
      NOTES FROM THE EDITOR           A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO DYNAMO MATHS      
     

Dear SENCo,

Welcome to the very first newsletter from Dynamo Maths Intervention Programme.
You can look forward to seeing a newsletter in your inbox three times per year - in October, January, April.

Each newsletter will contain the following sections:-

NEWS from the Editor about current research, events and future plans for Dynamo Maths.

FOCUS giving specific nuggets of information about the neurological condition known as “dyscalculia” .

QUICK QUESTIONS initiated by staff working “at the chalk face” ie YOU and your teaching colleagues.

Most importantly, this newsletter is intended to be a two-way process. The Editor would love to hear from you. SENCo’s, are in a position to be opinion leaders. All will benefit from the sharing of ideas and experiences to ensure that society is free from dyscalculia.

We invite you to let us know where your pupils are not making progress in maths. Send your specific questions or samples of work to editor@dynamomaths.co.uk.

Experts will reply to you and some points will be discussed in subsequent newsletters with ideas to help areas of concern. It may even be possible, with our links with the University of Oxford and the University of Malta, to carry out research on significant problem areas.

Look out for our next newsletter in October 2015, meanwhile we look forward to hearing from you with your questions.

Kind regards
Editor editor@dynamomaths.co.uk

         

When and why was Dynamo Maths developed?

The Dynamo Numeracy Intervention was introduced formally into schools in 2007 with many teachers repeatedly requesting support for a small group of children with severe maths difficulties and desperate to improve their outcomes.

Dynamo Maths is indebted to Richard Hill, Headteacher of Colnbrook Special School. His school was the first doorway for our researchers to understand severe maths difficulties and to understand the complex developmental condition –dyscalculia. The research has been supported with converging evidence from neuroscience, early childhood development and classroom practice.

Who does the intervention help?
Dynamo Maths targets, in particular, those children on the SEN register, receiving intervention and not making progress. It is used widely by primary schools, special needs schools and, also, some secondary schools.

What are the components of the Intervention Program?
There are two core components:
1. Assessment - Dynamo Profiler www.dynamoprofiler.co.uk
2. Intervention –Dynamo Maths www.dynamomaths.co.uk

The intervention uses a graduated and cyclic approach ensuring that the assessment informs the intervention.

The Dynamo Profiler detects developmental dyscalculia and outputs an Intervention Plan that is supported by Dynamo Maths to close the gap in a purposeful way.

Did you know? Schools can reassess and review progress of a pupil as many times as necessary within a year. See the impact of the intervention with the trust and knowledge that it is being purposefully informed by assessment.

     
                         
                         
      KNOWLEDGE NUGGET           THE SEND CODE OF PRACTICE      
     

When neurones wire they fire.

         

Assess/Plan/Do/Review is the mantra now at the heart of the SEND Code of Practice. Thank you to SENCo’s for such positive feedback on how closely the Dynamo Intervention meets the SEND Code of Practice .

We are pleased to hear that the programme has helped you identify the underlying progressing differences and has give you the area of focus. It is wonderful to hear that the assessment is supporting you to detect children at high risk and helping you to differentiate to meet their needs.

     
                         
                         
      VISIT DYNAMO MATHS           TEACHER TESTIMONIALS      
     

The AUTISM Show, 12-13 June 15, Excel London.

Learning Works, 25 June 15, Cumberland Hotel, London.

TES SEN SHOW, 9 –12 October 2015, Business Design Centre, London.

SENCO Conference, 15 October , Entrust Specialist Support Centre, Staffordshire.

         

“A fantastic intervention that provides structured support and sequential learning for all children. Brilliant for learners with dyslexia/dyscalculia and a great start for all our Foundation Stage children - they love the strong visual images and verbal feedback . It enables us to target early misconceptions.”
Anne Bulley B Ed MA Education, MBDA

“We use Dynamo Maths and the outcomes are excellent.” Read more...
Corinne Owen, Head of Education, Foxwood School, Hythe

     
                         
                         
      WHAT'S NEW IN DYNAMO?           CAN I TRY BEFORE I BUY?      
     

Dynamo Profiler - now supports the SEND Code of practice, with Observation Notes, Learner Profile, Reflection Notes and Letter to Parents templates.

Dynamo Maths - Improved Modules Intervention reporting by displaying dates.
         

Yes of course! Sign up to a free trial and request a free 30 minute interactive webinar to see the graduated approach from assessment to intervention.

To request a FREE School trial: www.dynamomaths.co.uk/trial

To request a FREE School Webinar: www.dynamomaths.co.uk

     
                         
                         
  Dynamo Maths and Dynamo Profiler are published and licensed by Jelly James Publishing
www.dynamomaths.co.uk and www.dynamoprofiler.co.uk
Tel: 0203 113 2066
 
 

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