KIS Publishing Announces the launch of the KIS Homeschool
KIS Homeschool is the first online school for students with severe autism.
San Diego, CA, December 1, 2016 – KIS Publishing announced today that it has launched the KIS Homeschool. The Homeschool is based on Visual Communication Analysis (VCA), a multi-dimensional nonlinear teaching technique that is customized for each individual student while also working to build their self-esteem.
Dalia Shkedy, the Director of Education at KIS Publishing, said that she “excited to empower parents to teach their children with severe autism. Technology has finally enabled us to give parents the tools to be successful with their nonverbal children with severe autism.”
The school provides parents with an online course in autism and VCA as well as courses in the use of each of the apps. Once the parents have completed the training, they teach their children at home. To ensure quality, parents are required to submit videos of their sessions at home. The Homeschool is available online at www.kishomeschool.com
VCA was developed to teach nonverbal students with severe autism who, for example, could not identify the letters A, B and C after three to five years of therapy. VCA was first implemented at the Alternative Teaching Strategy Center, where students with severe autism are taught to type independently and learn elementary mathematics and science. In the five years since it was founded, approximately 65% of the students at the center have become more verbal, an achievement for the Center.
VCA was developed by Dalia Shkedy. She unintentionally started the process 11 years ago when her nine-year-old nonverbal son with severe autism was declared to have the IQ of a six-month old baby. Mrs. Shkedy remarked that “After just two years, my son Ethan was at the sixth grade level. Today, even though he is still nonverbal, Ethan is studying high school pre-algebra, physics, economics, history, and more. “
About KIS Publishing LLC:
KIS Publishing specializes in the creation of educational software for teaching students in special education. The company is the developer of Visual Communication Analysis, a technique that is changing the way students are taught. The company’s goal is to enable every student to succeed by creating the right teaching techniques and tools. Keep It Simple (KIS) is their motto.
About the Alternative Teaching Strategy Center:
Alternative Teaching Strategy Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides one-on-one services to children and adults with autism in San Diego. The Center was the first organization to utilize Visual Communication Analysis and has helped many students with severe autism from all over the world learn how to communicate and make academic progress.
To learn more, please contact
Gary Shkedy, Media Relations
Office (858) 764-0584
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