Orton-Gillingham: Practical Linguistics© Certification


Advanced Canadian accreditation is now available in the Orton-Gillingham Approach through The Canadian Dyslexia Society. In convenient one-day seminars, trainees will learn how to apply this approach and why it is considered the most effective remediation for students with dyslexia. The course focuses on evidence-based remediation for students with dyslexia using a structured, systematic approach that motivates and encourages pupils to improve their reading and writing skills.

Prerequisites

Part 1 is a prerequisite for Part 2. Part 2 is a prerequisite for Part 3. All courses are open to parents, educators, administrators and therapists.

Certification requires university degree or equivalent.

Download the Teacher Training Flyer here.

Orton-Gillingham: Practical Linguistics©, Part 1

Who can attend: Educators, parents, professionals involved in education
Course Length: 40 hours
Dates:
Start: Tuesday 1st October 2019
End: Tuesday, 3rd December 2019
Hours: 4:00–7:30 p.m + 1 hour nightly assignment
Location: Claremont School, 70 Silver Birch Avenue, Toronto M4E 3K9
Cost: $1,200 Includes a 1 year subscription to The Great Word House™ (GWH) program. Practicum available at Claremont for a limited number of trainees.

Orton-Gillingham: Practical Linguistics©, Part 2

Who can attend: Educators, parents, professionals involved in education
Course Length: 40 hours
Fall Term Dates:
Start: Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
End: Wednesday, December 3rd, 2019
Winter Term Dates:
Start: Tuesday, January 6th, 2020
End: Tuesday, March 10th, 2020
Hours: 4:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. + 1 hour nightly assignment
Location: Claremont School, 70 Silver Birch Avenue, Toronto M4E 3K9
Cost: $1,200 Includes a 1 year subscription to The Great Word House™ (GWH) program.

Orton-Gillingham: Practical Linguistics©, Part 3

This course focuses on morphology, linguistics, expository and narrative writing, syntax and grammar, vocabulary acquisition, language across the curriculum, particularly mathematics. Assessment and therapy options for a range of learning disabilities will be addressed, emphasizing the distinctions between them.

Who can attend: Teachers, O-G Practitioners, Speech-Language Pathologists
Course Length: 7 days, 55 hours
Dates: T.B.A.
Location: Claremont School, 70 Silver Birch Avenue, Toronto M4E 3K9
Cost: $1,500

Summer Institute 2019

All courses: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  + 1 hour at home assignment
No courses on July 1st
Part 1: Tuesday July 2nd to Saturday July 6th, inclusive
Part 2: Monday July 8th to Friday July 12th, inclusive
Cost for Part 1: $1,200
Cost for Part 2: $1,200
Cost for Part 1 & 2: $2,150
All training sessions include a 1 year subscription to the GWH program.

Certification

Orton-Gillingham Teacher Certificate issued by The Canadian Dyslexia Society (CDS) on completion of Parts 1 and 2, assignments, 100-hour practicum and readings. Certificate in Practical Linguistics Therapy© issued by The Canadian Dyslexia Society (CDS) on completion of Parts 1, 2, & 3, and additional 3-day seminar; 300-hour practicum, assignments and readings. Orton-Gillingham Teaching Certificate (CDS) training exceeds Associate Level Training required by The Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. All trainees may apply to the Academy for Associate Level Membership, but reading requirements may differ. See the Orton Academy for further course and reading guidelines.

Practicum Payment Options

Off-site (not at Claremont School) Practicum supervision is $500/monthly or $84/hour.
Practicum supervision includes weekly review of 2 lesson plans, mentoring, review of book reports, marking assignments, and monthly video or in-person observation of a full 1-hour lesson. Practicum supervision is not included in the training course payment.
There are limited spaces available for a practicum at Claremont School which does not require payment.

Consultation Payment Options

Claremont School provides off-site auditing of special education resources, programs and departments in schools and reading clinics. We assess an organization’s effectiveness in meeting their goals and the infrastructure of the organization. We assess the teaching capacity and resources supporting the delivery of remedial programs. Our expertise of over 30 years teaching and publishing materials makes us ideally qualified to provide recommendations and support future development in the field of special education.
Consultation $200/hour
School or Clinic audit/program evaluation $1000/day

Fall/Winter Course Registration is now Open

Registration

If you wish to register, please complete the online registration form or download, print, and mail the registration form.

Click here to download the Registration Form for Orton-Gillingham: Practical Linguistics© Certificate Course

Payment can be completed online, or mailed in with your registration form.
Cheques/money orders must state your name and session for which you are registering.

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Please contact the Claremont School directly at 416-778-6336 to register.
Location: 70 Silver Birch Avenue, Toronto ON  M4E 3K9

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Instructor:
Evelyn Reiss B.Sc, B.Ed., M.A.,
OCT Fellow/Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators

“Neil is a different boy from a year ago, not only because his reading is starting to come along, but because he is enjoying school and, once again, believes he can learn and succeed. Honestly, the Claremont School has been a god-send for Neil.”

 

—Gail Armstrong, Toronto, ON

Our mission is to teach students with dyslexia, so that they may fulfill their considerable potential and gain the skills and self-confidence needed for academic success.

 

—Evelyn Reiss

A warm and exceptional teacher, Evelyn provided a wonderful overview of the Orton-Gillingham approach in her Associate Level course. I consider it a privilege to have been her student.

 

—Avital (Tali) Kellerstein, Speech-Language Pathologist, Toronto, ON

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C-1, 310 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, ON M4K 1N6
Phone: 416-778-6336

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