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.

 

NEW: Online Orton-Gillingham: Practical Linguistics,
Part 1 Starting June 1st, 2020

Orton-Gillingham Practical Linguistics Course is now available ONLINE.
 
  • Choose your hours
  • Work at your own pace
  • No travelling
  • Online support – your questions answered by qualified teachers standing by
  • Great Word House™ program included
 
Our e-learning Orton-Gillingham Part 1 course is divided into 20 modules which you can work through at your own pace over the course of 10 – 20 weeks. The course content is the same as the on-site course, but the format is different and broken into more sections. Each module has readings and assignments, course materials will be posted online and you will have access to the Great Word House. Some hard copies of materials will be mailed.
 
 

 

Orton-Gillingham: Practical Linguistics©, Part 1

Who can attend: Educators, parents, professionals involved in education
Course Length: 40 hours
Dates/Times:  9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 29th June 2020 – 4th July 2020
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday (Wednesday, 1st July is a holiday)
Location: Claremont School, 70 Silver Birch Avenue, Toronto M4E 3K9
Cost: $1200 + HST

 

Orton-Gillingham: Practical Linguistics©, Part 2

Who can attend: Educators, parents, professionals involved in education
Course Length: 40 hours
Dates/Times:  9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., 6th July 2020 – 10th July 2020
Monday to Friday
Location: Claremont School, 70 Silver Birch Avenue, Toronto M4E 3K9
Cost: $1200 + HST

 

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 2020

All courses: 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.  + 1 hour at home assignment
Part 1: Monday June 29th to Saturday July 4th (no classes July 1st)
Part 2: Monday July 6th to Friday July 10th, 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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Claremont School

70 Silver Birch Avenue
Toronto, ON  M4E 3K9
Phone: 416-778-6336

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