ARK Institute of Learning

ARK Institute of Learning

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  • ARK Institute of Learning’s 20-Year Celebration

    On November 5, ARK celebrated 20 years of unlocking doors to learning. Friends, families, Board members, colleagues, staff, and students gathered to honor ARK’s illustrious past, present successes, and toast future opportunities. Guests observed demonstrations by ARK staff and ARK student Xavier-Maximus Poe. Dr. Sarah Heavin, a licensed clinical psychologist who works with ARK, gave […]

  • ARK Educational Therapists Share Word Shapes with Local Teachers

    Recently, Charles Wright Academy hosted the annual Fall Conference for the Northwest Association of Independent Schools (NWAIS), which was attended by more than 1,000 educators from around the Northwest. ARK Institute of Learning Co-Directors Sheri Hamlow and Meri-Michael Collins, along with ARK Educational Therapist Caroline Swinehart, presented a two-hour workshop Better than Legos – A […]

  • Imagery: A Powerful Memory Tool

    If your student has received instruction at ARK, you have probably heard of the term language-image link. And this learning strategy is just that: attaching language to images. As children grow and develop, their ability to understand and use language increases dramatically. Language, in addition to a world rich in sensory and motor experience, helps […]

  • Writing and Organization

    The process of writing involves the integration of several skills, making writing one of the most complex academic tasks. This process involves expressing oneself through writing, which is a multi-step process. It requires planning, analyzing and organizing thoughts; prioritizing and sequencing information; remembering and implementing correct spelling, punctuation and grammar rules; as well as fi...

  • Community Collaboration with Safe Streets Tacoma

    ARK Institute of Learning Co-Director Meri-Michael Collins recently attended the Champion Breakfast for Safe Streets where she represented ARK at this gathering of local community members. In addition to achieving ARK’s mission to diminish the impact of learning disorders in the lives of individuals, making community connections is one avenue  upon which Co-Directors Sheri Hamlow […]

  • ARK’s Scholarship Program

    The holidays are a time for giving, so we sat down and had a conversation about ARK Institute of Learning scholarship giving with Mary Senecal, ARK Board member and Scholarship Committee Chair. Mary Senecal has been an ARK Board member and chair of the Scholarship Committee for more than eight years. With a dedicated committee (Judy […]

  • ARK Thanks Caroline Swinehart and Welcomes Anne Kachmarek

    Caroline Swinehart has been with ARK Institute of Learning for six years as an Educational Therapist and has improved the lives of numerous students. She has tirelessly promoted research-based ARK strategies, and applied strategies to new areas, such as working with older students. With her background in mathematics, Caroline has also had an eye on […]

ARK Institute of Learning

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  • Fun Ways to Teach Basic Math Skills at Home

    Children use early math skills throughout their daily routines and activities. This is good news, as these skills are important for being ready for school. Even before Kindergarten, most children develop an understanding of addition and subtraction through everyday interactions. Concepts like more and less are illustrated on a daily basis. For example, Jimmy walks […]

ARK Institute of Learning

Category: Content
Type: Blog Article

Generated 6 months ago

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  • ARK Welcomes Scholarship Program Donations

    ARK Institute of Learning is fortunate to have received many gifts and donations the Scholarship Program. These gifts and donations help provide ARK’s great services to individuals who need financial support. We want to have services available for all members of our community; however, right now we are experiencing low funds.  Anyone can help make […]

  • Support for Students Struggling with Executive Functioning, ADHD, and Navigating Social Relationships

    Before long, the halls of schools around Puget Sound will be full of sounds we associate with the beginning of a new school year: conversations and laughter, lockers opening and closing, and the scuffle of new shoes in the halls. New backpacks and freshly sharpened #2 pencils underscore the fresh start and good intentions that […]

  • Let’s Celebrate with a Highlight on Reading!

    As we end summer and head into fall, we want to highlight students who are reading. Next week, we will “unveil” our new Celebrate ARK display board. Every few months, we will celebrate a component of the learning that we do at ARK. For our clients, this is a chance to share with peers and […]

ARK Institute of Learning

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