Reading Center Programs

The Reading Center is a nonprofit educational organization that helps children and individuals with dyslexia how to read, write and spell. Since its founding in 1951, the Reading Center has been providing one-on-one Educational Therapy, testing and evaluation and teaching educators and parents in the methods that succeed with dyslexic students.

Education Therapy

Often called tutoring, Educational Therapy is typically provided one on one with a highly trained Educational Therapist, although small group instruction and online instruction is also offered. Educational Therapy utilizes the Orton-Gillingham approach: a structured, prescriptive, multi-sensory approach that has been recommended by the National Reading Panel and the National Institutes of Health.  Independent studies have shown that our students improve at a level considered “outstanding."


Reading Readiness

The Reading Center offers instruction to pre-school teachers and families on effective methods of teaching pre-school aged children the skills they need to become ready to read. We also offer pre-school Reading Clubs where parents and their children learn fun ways to get ready to learn how to read.


Summer Programs

The Best of Basics Summer Program offers small group instruction for struggling students or students who simply wish to avoid the typical loss of educational ground over the summer. Classes offered include pre-K Reading Readiness, K – High School Reading and Math, Middle and High School Writing  and Organization -Study Skills courses.


Community Outreach

The Reading Center offers presentations to the community helping parents to recognize the signs and symptoms of dyslexia, as well as the proven methods of helping a dyslexic student. We also offer a variety of workshops on topics of interest to parents and adults with dyslexia. To learn about upcoming free workshops, provide your email address on the sign in form.


Contact Information

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

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