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

What We Offer 

Orton-Gillingham Courses


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

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

Certified I and II courses may be taken in any order




Winter 2021 – Spring 2022


60-hour course work on Wednesdays from 4 pm through 8 pm

                 December 1, 8, 15, 29, January 5, 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23,           March 2, 30, and April 6

This course requires 10 participants to run.

Tuition $2,000 –  Participants purchase $100 in materials.

This course does not include the practicum, which can be arranged for a separate fee.



June 20 – July 1, 2022 

The course is full – accepting names on a waitlist.

(8:30 – 4:30 PM Monday through Friday each week (70-hour course)

$2,200 Tuition – Participants order approximately $100 in materials

Instruction will be held at The Marvelwood School, Kent CT

– 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.

– 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 which 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

60  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