Welcome to The Reading Center

The mission of the Reading Center/Dyslexia Institute of MN is to serve the needs of people affected by dyslexia.

What we do-

  • Test: people of all ages to identify learning disabilities
  • Tutor: individuals with specially trained therapists
  • Train: educators to use the Orton-Gillingham approach
  • Talk: to communities to raise awareness about dyslexia
  • Teach:  study skills sessions for middle and high school students
  • Tend: an extensive lending library with specialized materials

Registrations for Fall/Winter Classes

Reading Club  For students 4-6 years with parent/significant adult

Study Skills and Reading Comprehension Class  For students 7th-11th grade

Writing Skills Class For grades 6th-8th grade

Basic Training Institute-Winter, 2015  Adults learn how to teach reading using the O-G approach


Orton Gillingham Training

The Reading Center provides the Gold Standard of Orton-Gillingham Training.  Trainees come to us from all over the world for our high quality, intensive training.  Click here to see where in the world our trainees came from for Summer Basic Institute 2013

Learn about our training programs

60+ years strong

Providing Effective, Appropriate Help for Struggling Readers

The Reading Center is providing expert instruction for struggling readers!   Paula Rome and Jean Osman founded the Reading Center in 1951 in Rochester,MN. Click here to learn more    See videos and photos about The Reading Center


Dyslexia Awareness Month Event Registration


Dyslexia Dash  Join us in a Fun 5k Run, plus a Children s 1 mile walk on October 11, 2014 to help raise funds for                                                              scholarships and critical Reading Center Programs. Click here for more information. 

Walk in My Shoes: An Interactive Dyslexia Simulation Registration    on Tuesday, October 21 at 7 pm at Premier Bank, NE Rochester.  Participate in this high impact, hands-on workshop to experience some of the feelings and frustrations that people with dyslexia live with everyday.  Registration is required.  Suitable for teens and adults.    Click here for more information.



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Contact Information

The Reading Center | 847 5th Street N.W. | Rochester, MN 55901 | 507-288-5271 |

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