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

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


Class Registrations


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 June, July, and  August sessions 2017  session


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 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   Summer, 2017 Registration closed

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!


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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