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


In-person training: June 21-25; June 28- July 1, 8:30- 4:30
Instruction will be held at The Marvelwood School, Kent CT
Tuition includes training binder $1900 – 60 hours of coursework
Trainees purchase sound cards, notebook, one text (approx. $85)


Level I Training


8:30 a.m. to 5:oo p.m. EST – September 24, 25, 26, October 16, 17 

 Level II Training

Dates to be announced.
Certified I and II may be taken in any order
Tuition is $1000 40 hours of coursework

– 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

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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