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
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Online Request for Educational Evaluation/Testing

Request for testing using online registration   New!

Education Services Flyer for 2017

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

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Class Registrations

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 here.

New!  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.  Fall sessions starts Oct 2. Learn more and register here.

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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.  

NEW! Institute Training November, 2017 -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.  Next in- person Basic Institute class begins Winter, 2018.  Call for more information.  

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

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!

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Events for Dyslexia Awareness Month

Dyslexia Film Festival  Wednesday evening, September 27, 2017      Join us for our Dyslexia Film Festival that will show films created by outstanding filmmakers who are dyslexic.  Register here.  Can't come but still want to donate to our programs?  Donate here.

4th Annual Dyslexia Dash  Saturday morning, October 7, 2017   Your whole family can enjoy the 5K Run/Walk or the 1 mile Fun Run to help support Reading Center programs and scholarships.  Register here      Can't come but still want to donate to our programs?  Click here.

 Walk in My Shoes: An interactive Dyslexia Simulation    Wednesday evening, October 11, 2017 free    Experience the difficulty and emotions experienced by people with dyslexia during this activity based simulation and information meeting.   Space is limited-registration required. Register here.  

Panel Discussion: New Dyslexia Laws and how they impact you!  Monday evening, October 16, 2017  free   Join us and our guests: Senator Education Chair, Senator Carla Nelson, and others as we discuss new legislation related to dyslexia and how this may impact your student. Space is limited-registration requested.  Register here.

Reading Center Open House and Testing Presentation  Thursday evening,  October 26, 2017  free   You can ask an expert about dyslexia and learn more about the services offered for struggling students at The Reading Center.  At 6pm , a short presentation will explain our academic testing options.  Registration requested as space is limited.  Register here.

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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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