For Teachers

Teacher Training at Claremont School

Claremont School utilizes the Orton-Gillingham approach and Orton-Gillingham: Practical Linguistics Therapy. The Orton-Gillingham Approach was created by Dr. Samuel Torrey Orton, Anna Gillingham and Bessie Stillman in the 1930’s to remediate the difficulties associated with dyslexia.

Read all about it here.

Orton-Gillingham: Practical Linguistics© Certification

Advanced Canadian accreditation is now available in the Orton-Gillingham Approach through The Canadian Dyslexia Society. In convenient one-day seminars, trainees will learn how to apply this approach and why it is considered the most effective remediation for students with dyslexia.
All courses are open to parents, educators, administrators and therapists. Certification requires university degree or equivalent. View course availability here.


Teacher training at Claremont School comes with the support of our Certified Teachers listed on our Candian Dyslexia Society site helping students find accredited teachers in their area. We have also created The Great Word House lesson plans. You can buy them right here on this site or find out more on The Great Word House site.

Claremont School is expanding!

Applications are invited for dedicated, well-qualified teachers who have a deep understanding of dyslexia and are passionate about helping this student community.

Please send your resume to:
The Principal, The Claremont School, 70 silver Birch Avenue Toronto, ON M4E 3K9 or contact us.

Neil is a different boy from a year ago, not only because his reading is starting to come along, but because he is enjoying school and, once again, believes he can learn and succeed. Honestly, the Claremont School has been a god-send for Neil.

— Gail Armstrong, Toronto, ON

Our mission is to teach students with dyslexia, so that they may fulfill their considerable potential and gain the skills and self-confidence needed for academic success.

— Evelyn Reiss

A warm and exceptional teacher, Evelyn provided a wonderful overview of the Orton-Gillingham approach in her Associate Level course. I consider it a privilege to have been her student.

— Avital (Tali) Kellerstein, Speech-Language Pathologist, Toronto, ON

Claremont has given my child the best possible learning environment. His learning is tailored to his strengths and he feels positive about himself and his capabilities. The learning at Claremont is structured but also flexible, allowing for my child to succeed.

— Sarah Knox

My grade 4 daughter is finally being taught in a way that she can learn. The school has been a gift for us all. The daily routines, the structured approach to reading and writing learning, and the positive environment with other kids like her have all been wonderfully helpful. It is a world of difference for us this year from her prior public school that just (tragically) did not have the adequate supports for her kind of learning.

— Sarah Richardson