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

Online Request for Educational Evaluation/Testing

Request for testing using online registration   New!

Education Services Information for 2018

 For more information and details about testing, the process, and the options your family has click here.


Class Registrations

Best of Basics Summer (BOB) Flyer and information

  Online Registration for BOB here   

Learn more about the summer programs by attending a free, Q&A webinar with the BOB director on 3/8 at noon and 3/26 at 7pm.  You are also invited to stop in for our open house on April 16 from 4-6  Register here  to attend these information sessions..

Writing I:  Applied Grammar (grades 6-10)  Does your child need writing skills beyond emojis and LOL?  Grammar is the first step to writing for school.  Learn more and register 

  Writing II: Academic Writing  ( grades 7-11)  Does your student have great ideas but difficulty with school writing assignments?  If your student has taken a writing class with us before, they are ready to take this next class.  Learn more and register here 

Reading Club Program is designed for families with new and emerging readers going into kindergarten through 1st grade. Child and significant adult attend as a team.  Learn more and register here.


Orton Gillingham Training

NEW! Refresh Your Basic O-G Skills- Online  Renew your skills as you review Reading Center prepared O-G videos and material in this self-paced course.  Subscribe to access training videos for 90 days.  

 Institute Training starting Sept, 2018 -Online  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   Next online class will begin in November, 2017. 

Advanced Institute or Basic Institute     Onsite  Summer, 2018  

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

 NEW!  Dyslexia 101 for the Classroom Educator-online   5 CEU offered for $50


65+ years strong

   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

     Learn how The Reading Center helps families!


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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