A group of professional and credentialed Speech Language Pathologists have been trained in teaching the Uniskript Reading and Writing system. All of these individuals have been impressed with the ease of the system and some decided to teach it to several children who presented with poor reading skills. The anecdotal reports suggest that the children who learned Uniskript while they continued to learn English reading, evidenced a significant improvement in their English reading skills. Reading can be described as an auditory event. Uniskript adds an additional visual, kinesthetic and tactile component to the learning process. The new and groundbreaking Uniskript Writing and Reading system of learning, introduces new and never before used graphic representations that give students a multi-sensory approach (VAKT) that immerses children in the crucial practice which builds phonemic awareness skills.
Quite by chance, four children diagnosed with dyslexia presented with a rapid grasp of the UniSkript system and after only a few hours of exposure to UniSkript, were able to read and write. In one case, a young 2nd grader, who was not able to read the simple pre-school primers, not only grasped the UniSkript system and was able to read in UniSkript but also was able to go back to the pre-school booklets in latin characters and was able to read them the following week. As a result, UniSkript Research and Literacy Institute is launching a scientific study targeting 100 children previously diagnosed with Dyslexia in an attempt to study why UniSkript is unlocking a a rapid ability to read in children who before struggled desperately to read in latin characters.
The San Francisco Bay Area Study will attempt to answer the following questions and others:
Does the addition of a visual, kinesthetic and tactile component (Uniskript) improve phonemic awareness skills in children who previously have utilized the more auditory (traditional English reading) approach?
Does the use of Uniskript facilitate the development of English reading in children who have reading disorders? Does Uniskript improve the speech production skills of children who are challenged to develop intelligible speech?
UniSkript Research and Literacy Institute is developing a pilot study to further explore the impact of teaching Uniskript as a bridging tool on reading development for children who are at risk or present with a reading disorder while they continue to be taught English reading with traditional methods. Additionally, we will explore the impact of Uniskript on the articulation skills of children who present with speech production difficulties. It is expected that the targeted population will include children who are having difficulty learning to read including children with dyslexia, children who have apraxia of speech, and children with hearing loss and autism.