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The Garside Institute for Teacher Training (GIFTT)

The Garside Institute for Teacher Training at Carroll School was established to provide teachers and tutors with Orton-Gillingham training through coursework and practicum experience. Our mission is to educate professionals and give them the skills to successfully work with students who have language-based learning disabilities.

This training emphasizes courses that have a direct, multisensory, and systematic approach based on principles that have proven effective in teaching students the structure of language. 

The Academic Year Orton-Gillingham course provides 90 hours of coursework and 350 hours of supervised practicum, totaling 440 contact hours.  The Certified Level Orton-Gillingham course provides 100 hours of coursework and 200 hours of supervised practicum during the two-year course.  These courses are nationally accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE).


Louise Freese, Director
Fellow, Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators 

Ann Celine French,
Outreach and Professional Development Coordinator

For further information, please contact GIFTT:
(781) 259-8342 x9730