Ventris Learning to Become the Exclusive Publisher of the Sunform Alphabet System

News Release

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. (August 9, 2016) – Ventris Learning, LLC has reached agreement with Sundberg Learning Systems, LLC of Lake Bluff, IL to become the exclusive publisher of the Sunform Alphabet System, effective immediately. Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

“Sunform provides the foundation for our Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching offering as it enables every PreK/K student to rapidly become capable of blending, regardless of his or her level of school readiness or home language,” said Robert Meyer, Ventris president. “This important advance in reading pedagogy has enormous potential for students who are underserved in literacy including English
Language Learners”.

“Sunform simultaneously teaches picture names, mnemonic motor movements, and alliterations with each beginning letter sound,” said Dean Sundberg, Sunform president. “These elements, along with the integrated motor plan, transform the abstract nonphonetic symbols of the English alphabet into meaningful phonetic letters, laying a solid foundation for beginning reading, writing, and spelling.”

Sunform complements Ventris Learning’s ToggleTalk® contrastive analysis K-1 supplemental curriculum; Code Switching Lessons, a professional development offering for grades 2-6+ English Language Arts teachers; and two additional language/literacy innovations under development.

About the Sunform Alphabet System
Sunform’s uniquely effective, neurologically-based methodology rapidly teaches children beginning letter sounds and symbols to automaticity by activating both the right and left sides of the brain. Created by Mary Lou Sundberg, Sunform has been shown in published research to produce significant literacy gains in PreK, K-2, remedial and ELL settings.

About Ventris Learning
Our Academic language development resources support teachers to better meet the instructional needs of underserved students. To learn more, visit:

Robert Meyer
Ventris Learning
1-888-439-6699 x2
[email protected]

Kansas Reinforces Handwriting

The Kansas State Board of Education has reinforced the importance of handwriting by urging schools to include cursive handwriting in school curricula for elementary school students. Sunform’s handwriting programs include four levels of manuscript handwriting and Sunscript Cursive, a leading cursive writing program in the United States.