Van den Bos 2017
Authors: Van den Bos, Kees P..
Article: Imagery in reading and reading disabilities.
Publication: Developmental Perspectives in Written Language and Literacy 2017 | DOI: 10.1075/z.206.22van
This chapter describes dual coding theory (DCT) and also refers to theories of embodied cognition and multimedia applications. It is suggested that these multiple coding (i.e., verbal and imagery coding) theories should be embedded in education, rather than focusing on verbal coding alone. Imagery coding seems to be an understudied and underestimated component in education, in particular in diagnosing and remediating poor literacy development. Suggestions for measurements of verbal and imagery abilities and styles are made. In the middle and final sections of this chapter DCT applications to reading models and reading disabilities are discussed. Suggestions for improvement of education and reading interventions are made.