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New Ways to learn,
New Ways to achieve,
New Ways to succeed.


After 10 years of providing outreach special educational needs support to schools and learners, we can now also offer a safe and neurodiverse-friendly learning environment where all learners can learn, achieve and succeed. The New Ways Learning Centre is the new home of Abacus Education Consultants and Derbyshire Learning Solutions – combined at the centre to allow us to provide the best possible support for learners, schools and parents alike.


Professional services include:

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Education Services:

• Formal diagnostic assessment for specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyscalculia
• Basic skills and learning needs assessments
• Group and one to one specialist teaching from experienced, qualified teachers and learning support assistants
• Study skills for learning
• Attention for Learning sessions
• Teacher training for intervention and responding to needs
• Functional behaviour analysis and management

Family Support:

• Support and advice for at home; including challenging behaviour, learning progression, ASD, ADHD, communication and language needs
• Attention Autism small group or 1:1 sessions for parents to attend with their children
• Developing strong emotional attachments for the very best start
• Early learning skills – the basic building blocks starting with Attention for Learning

Emotional Well Being:

• Therapeutic ‘Drawing and Talking’ sessions for children and adults
• One to one and small group resilience and well-being sessions

Specific Learning Difficulties:

• Dyslexia and literacy difficulties
• Dyscalculia and maths difficulties
• Dyspraxia and co-ordination difficulties
• Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD)
• Social communication difficulties
• Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
• Conduct disorder and oppositional defiance disorder (ODD)


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Abacus Education Consultants

Abacus Education Consultants is now part of the complete service from The New Ways Learning Centre. Specialist teachers and SEND consultants work collaboratively with school staff to assess learners’ needs in order to support the development of a Multi Element Plan (MEP).

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Derbyshire Learning Solutions

Derbyshire Learning Solutions is now part of the complete service from The New Ways Learning Centre. DLS is a progressive and friendly service passionate about identifying and targeting learners’ strengths and supporting and motivating them to learn, achieve and succeed.

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Click the images above to find out more about the services available from The New Ways Learning Centre.

Click Abacus Education Consultants for support across all dimensions of SEND. Click Derbyshire Learning Solutions for support across specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia and dyscalculia, ASD, ADHD.

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