The SMT Program is a language re-education method for people of all ages. It is based on the Orton-Gillingham methodology, which is a structured and highly organized method for language training. It uses all of the senses to educate and has been acknowledged as the only appropriate intervention for people with dyslexia. English, French and Spanish versions of the program are available. 

The SMT Program is made up of a series of sequential lessons which teach reading, writing and spelling with an emphasis on reading accuracy in the early stages, followed by a thorough comprehension of written language and its structures.

The SMT Program comprises a comprehensive manual for the teacher/tutor that includes step-by-step lessons plans and all teaching materials and a student workbook. There are 12 levels in the english (Simultaneous Multisensory Teaching), 8 levels in the french (Enseignement multisensoriel simultané), and 5 in spanish (Enseñanza multisensorial simultanea). Student progress is reviewed at regular intervals to ensure mastery of concepts and content.

The SMT Program is based on the following principles: 

People wanting to use the program undertake a comprehensive training program with follow-up support from an instructional video. Less teacher training time is needed for SMT teachers/tutors than for other teaching methods due to the detailed information provided in the teacher’s manual and the very precise lessons provided.

The SMT Program is being used extensively in Canada and abroad. The program is also used as a Second Language Program.

Included in the S.M.T. teaching approaches is the following learning techniques and strategies: 

Advantages of the SMT Method

Video of workshop about the SMT Method

Lisa Ward - Conference about SMT Method, 2000

Video lesson 20