Welcome to The Reading Center

Towards Literacy for All

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

Class Registrations

Best of Basics Summer Program  For grades pre-k to high school.  Small groups or individual instruction.more information  New online courses available. Register here    Online Registration here

Writing Skills Class For grades 6-8th     Register here   Online registration here

Study Skills and Reading Comprehension Class For grades 7-12th   Register here  Online registration here

Reading Club For students 4-6 years with parent/significant adult    more information    Sign up here for Reading Club Winter- Early Spring, 2017  session


Orton Gillingham Training

Institute Training Summer, 2017   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.  Learn about our training programs    Register online here  Basic and Advanced Training are full. You may register on the waitlist.

Click here to see where in the world our trainees came from for Summer Institute

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   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

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Open House June 12th- 4-7 pm : Join Us!

Want to learn more about the Reading Center?  

Drop in for a visit on June 12th anytime between 4-7pm to talk about how the Reading Center can help you or those you care about.  We will have staff available to talk about the programs we offer,  listen to your needs, and provide information about how to get help with reading problems and dyslexia.  


Learn about how to become a Reading Center tutor

Make a difference in a child's life + Enrichment to your own life. 

We need more tutors to help more students!

Find out more about how you could become a Reading Center tutor by calling us at 507-288-5271.   Link to job description here.


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Contact Information

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

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