Orton-Gillingham Training

The Garside Institute for Teacher Training (GIFTT) at Carroll School was established to provide comprehensive Orton-Gillingham training and certification through coursework and practicum. Our mission is to educate professionals and to give them the skills to teach students who have language-based learning difficulties.

After watching my daughter become a motivated and capable learner at Carroll, I enrolled in the GIFTT program. Experiencing Carroll as an educator, rather than a parent, helped me to better understand how the many components of Carroll worked together. I saw how the teachers, tutors, multis and administrators worked tirelessly to reach each and every student and the collaboration was unlike anything I had experienced. I’ve found it immensely satisfying to be part of the Carroll community - first as a parent whose child has benefited from Carroll’s expertise and now as a tutor who can help other students gain the skills and confidence to flourish.

~Hope Suttin P'12, O-G Tutor


Orton-Gillingham Courses

Our Orton-Gillingham courses are nationally accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators (AOGPE) and The International Dyslexia Assocation (IDA). Carroll School’s teacher training is aligned with the content of IDA’s Knowledge and Practice Standards.

How to Apply to the O-G Courses

The application process is rolling. Applications are reviewed as they are received and decisions are made on a space available basis. Questions? Please send an email to: GIFTT@carrollschool.org



Orton-Gillingham Training & Courses

Step 1

Submit Application

Complete the Application Form, pay the $35 non-refundable application fee (or send a check or money order payable to Carroll School to address below), and send along your current resume and cover letter to:
Carroll School
Attention: GIFTT
1841 Trapelo Road
Waltham, MA 02451

Orton-Gillingham Training & Courses

Step 2

Schedule an Interview

Girl playing banagrams in Orton-Gillingham tutoring session

Step 3


Each application will be reviewed and applicants are notified of acceptance into the program. Applications for financial assistance may be submitted upon acceptance in the program.

Orton-Gillingham Books

Our O-G spelling handbook and book starter packs are now available for purchase.