About KIS PUBLISHING
KIS Publishing specializes in the creation of psychological and educational programs and software. Our mission is to create programs and software that accelerate learning in children and adults. We achieve this by combining innovative technology with sound psychological practices and testing. Instead of focusing on content mastery we concentrate on increasing each student's self-esteem and attention span. The net result is improved self-confidence that then accelerates content mastery because we have removed the fear of failure. Our goal is to enable everyone to succeed by creating the right teaching techniques and tools . Keep It Simple (KIS) is our motto.
Many of our techniques were initially developed for children with severe autism, who are among the most difficult students to teach, especially those who are nonverbal or have extreme behaviors. But we soon discovered during clinical trials that our techniques work with all students.
KIS Publishing is at the forefront of the use of technology in psychology and education. We are the developers of Agile Teaching and Visual Communication Analysis™ (VCA™), two techniques that will forever change the way students are taught. These techniques were invented by Dalia and Gary Shkedy over 12 years ago when they were forced to homeschool their nonverbal autistic son Ethan, who was written off as only having the IQ of a 6 month old baby at age 9. Ethan, who is still nonverbal, can now type 65 words per minute with 90% accuracy completely independently, and he can type on any device that has a keyboard. Using these techniques, Ethan has been taught subjects such as 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 ranging from 2.5 years to 25 years in age. Over the last seven years we have tested our techniques with families who live in both our local area and worldwide. VCA has also been tested with successful results with students with a range of abilities and backgrounds. These methods have been clinically trialed and tested in many public schools as well as at the Alternative Teaching Strategy Center. We have found success with every student we have worked with, with differences only in the rate of skill acquisition.
Currently our curriculum is only available in English, but we have made adjustments for different versions of English in the USA, UK, and Australia. We are planning to translate the curriculum into other languages in the near future.
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