“Applying Imagery to Vocabulary Instruction”, is an article written by Tacoma’s ARK Institute of Learning for the summer edition of the International Dyslexia Association’s (IDA) quarterly publication, Perspectives on Language and Literacy. The article focuses on the ARK’s strategy of picture noting, the process of creating a rapid sketch that captures the distinctive features of a mental image and that the student can use as a reference. [Read some of the content not published in the IDA publication here.]
ARK Educational Therapists Emma Huey and Caroline Swinehart authored the article and other ARK staff members provided assistance in research, planning, and editing.
Contact the ARK (253-573-0311) for more information about the article or about the assessment and instruction services the ARK provides to individuals with learning challenges. At the ARK, non-readers read; poor readers improve. Students learn to comprehend math, to write, to understand lectures, and to pass tests. Individuals learn about their strengths and about the obstacles they face. Most of all, they learn to have faith in themselves and to be their own advocates.
The ARK (Applied Research Knowledge) Institute of Learning was established as a 501 (c) 3 non-profit charity in 1996. Its sole purpose is to help those with learning disabilities strengthen the ways in which a student learns best. The mission is to diminish the impact of learning disorders in the lives of individuals. The ARK reaches those who have talents and gifts that are just as valuable to the community and the world as any other individual. There is a long-lasting and positive impact in that they learn skills at the ARK they can apply to various aspects of their lives into and throughout adulthood.