Children’s Dyslexia Centers of Cincinnati offers training for individuals who are interested in receiving initial certification as tutors in the Orton-Gillingham approach. Requirements for certification include 45 hours of classroom instruction and 100 hours of practicum work under supervision of qualified professionals, tutoring two children twice a week at a campus. We also provide training for advanced certification. Our affiliation with institutions of higher education enables professionals who train with us to earn continuing-education credits and students to earn full course credits.
Initial Level Certification is required for all tutors interested in a position with our campuses. Initial Level Certification requirements are 45 hours of lecture and 100 hours of supervised practicum over the course of a year. Most of our tutors also acquire Advanced Level Certification, which takes another two years of study.
Individuals interested in applying to our Initial Level Certification Training Program must have a bachelor’s degree. The training course involves an initial three-week summer course with approximately 25 hours of lecture and 15 hours of supervised practicum. During the academic year, the scholars are required to tutor two children at one of the campuses from September through May, along with four Saturday lecture dates.