About KIS PUBLISHING
KIS Publishing specializes in the creation of educational programs and software that enable accelerated learning by increasing each student's self-esteem and attention span. Our initial focus was on children with autism especially those who are nonverbal but we discovered that our techniques work with all students. Our goal is to enable every child to succeed by creating the right teaching techniques and tools . Keep It Simple (KIS) is our motto.
KIS Publishing is at the forefront of the use of technology in education especially special education. We are the developers of Agile Teaching and Visual Communication Analysis™ (VCA™), two techniques that will change the way students are taught. These techniques were invented by Dalia Shkedy over 12 years ago when she was forced to teach her autistic son Ethan, who at age 9 was written off as only having the IQ of a 6 month old baby. Ethan, who is still nonverbal, can type 65 words a minute with 90% accuracy completely independently and he can type on any device that has a keyboard. Using these techniques, Ethan was taught high school mathematics and algebra as well as history, biology, government, economics, and more.
Agile Teaching and VCA™ have been field tested on many students with autism ranging from 2.5 years to 25 years in age. Over the last five years we have tested our techniques with families who lived in our local area. VCA has also been tested on children with other special needs as well as some typical children. These methods have been tested in many schools and at the Alternative Teaching Strategy Center. The success rate has been 100%, with the only difference between students being the rate at which they learn. Around 65% of the students either started talking or improved their speech.
Currently our curriculum is only available in English, but we have made adjustments for the different dialects in the USA, UK, and Australia. We are planning to translate the curriculum into other languages in the near future.
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