Kildonan Teacher Training Institute

Mission Statement:

The Kildonan Teacher Training Institute (KTTI) empowers individuals with dyslexia and supports literacy widely through the education of teachers in the best practices of the Orton-Gillingham approach by offering training, practicum supervision, and student diagnostics.

Fully accredited by the Orton-Gillingham Academy of Practitioners and Educators, we offer:

    • Orton-Gillingham training & practicum supervision

    • Informal screenings and evaluations

    • Comprehensive reading evaluations & standardized testing

    • One-to-One Tutoring

– Orton-Gillingham Trainings & Supervision

We offer training at the Classroom Educator, Associate, and Certified Levels, as well as, the associated supervised practicums.

Contact us to find out how to fulfill Structured Literacy requirements.

Upcoming Course Offerings:

FALL 2022

OG Certified Level I Training*

Offered Online

Wednesday, November 2;

Saturday and Sunday, November 5 and 6;

Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4

8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST

Tuition $1,200

*This is not entry-level training. You must be Associate trained to participate.

Certified I and II courses may be taken in any order


OG Certified Level II Training*

Offered Online

Wednesday, February 8;

Saturday and Sunday, February 11 and 12;

Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26.

8:30 am to 5:00 pm EST

Tuition $1,200

*This is not entry-level training. You must be Associate trained to participate.

Certified I and II courses may be taken in any order


OG Associate Level Training

Offered In-Person

June 19 – June 30

Monday – Friday  8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Tuition   $2,250

Each trainee must order approx  $75 dollars of materials


– Comprehensive Reading Evaluations/ Informal Screenings

We offer Informal Screenings which include criterion-based measurements of phonological processing, sound-symbol association, vocabulary, single word and contextual reading, and informal writing samples.

We offer Comprehensive Reading Evaluations which are comprised of an interview, a review of prior records,  a battery of standardized and criterion-based assessments administered over 1 or 2 meetings, a written report including recommendations, and a conference to discuss results.

The exact battery of testing depends on the individual, but measures that may be included are:


    • Comprehensive Test of Phonological Processing CTOPP-2
    • Feifer Assessment of Reading FAR
    • Gray Oral Test of Reading  GORT-5
    • Test of Written Spelling TWS-5
    • Gates MacGinitie Reading Test GMRT
    • Woodcock Reading Mastery Test WRMT
    • Test of Written Language TOWL-4

Criterion-Based Assessments:

    • Gallistel Ellis Test of Coding
    • Barnell Loft Diagnostic Spelling Test
    • San Diego Quick Assessment of Reading
    • Informal writing samples

– One-to-One Tutoring Services

Contact us for information regarding Orton-Gillingham Tutoring:


Accredited Instructional Program
Incorporated Under New York State Education Law

Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators logo

For additional information please contact
Kathleen Stewart at
or call (845) 373-2028

Orton-Gillingham Course Offerings

Classroom Educator Level Training & Practicum

Associate Level Orton-Gillingham Training & Practicum

Associate Level Coursework and Subsequent Practicum

70  hours of coursework

This includes the following topics:

  • Dyslexia and reading disorders
  • The rationale of the Orton-Gillingham Approach
  • Phonology and morphology
  • The motor component and the writing process
  • Vocabulary, reading comprehension, and fluency
  • Assessment and diagnostic-prescriptive teaching
  • The student profile, lesson plan, and teaching materials
  • The Academy structure and requirements

Space is limited to twenty participants.

Certified Level I course (40 hours) includes the following topics:

  • Knowledge of dyslexia and reading disabilities
  • Review of basic phonology and handwriting instruction
  • Case management and professional communications
  • Formal and informal assessment measures
  • Understanding and interpretation of standardized testing
  • Student profile and matching lesson plans
  • Knowledge of methods and programs derived from O.G.

Certified Level II course (40 hours) includes the following topics:

  • The stages of words attack and the O.G. lesson plan
  • Review of phonology, phonics, and handwriting instruction
  • Study of morphology and advanced elements of the language
  • Exploration of the systematic, structured writing process
  • The teaching of vocabulary, comprehension, pragmatics, and study skills
  • AOGPE Code of Ethics