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

Writing Skills Class For grades 6-8th   Next Class offered Spring, 2016

Study Skills and Reading Comprehension Class For grades 7-12th   Next Class offered Spring, 2016

Reading Club  For students 4-6 years with parent/significant adult        Sign up here for Reading Club Fall, 2015  session

Winter Basic Institute For parents, teachers, and tutors to learn the Orton-Gillingham approach to help readers



The Reading Center Bright Stars Event 2015

Jack Horner, The World’s Most Famous Paleontologist 

Sunday, November 8, 2015 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (CST) 

Come to see and hear from this rock-star famous paleontologist and dyslexic, who is making major contributions to the academic world of Paleontology through his out of the box thinking, fueled by his brilliant dyslexic brain.

For more information click here

Free admission-- Ticket required:  Reserve your ticket here



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 Institute 2013-14

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

     Learn how The Reading Center helps families!


Save these dates in October

Plan to join us for Dyslexia Awareness Month activities

Dyslexia Dash 5K Fun Run: October 10 at 9 am Run/walk for fun and fitness while raising funds for and awareness of dyslexia. Soldiers Field Picnic Shelter.  All ages welcome. Register here.        To find out more and thank our sponsors click here       If you want to volunteer to help with the Dash, sign up here to volunteer.


Youth Dyslexia Panel Discussion: October 11 at 3 pm Rochester Public Library.  Free with RSVP requested. Register here. All upper elementary aged children and adults welcome. Not suitable for very young children. 

Walk In My Shoes: An Interactive Dyslexia Simulation: October 27 at 7 pm  Free with RSVP required. Register here.   Appropriate for older teens and adults.


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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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