For many years, the Reading Center was headquartered out of the Rome family basement. Educational testing, in order to determine the nature of the reading difficulty, was done in a modest office near the furnace. A staff of tutors provided the instruction in their homes, schools, or church rooms. Paula Rome, Jean Osman and a third partner, Marcia Henry, shared the work and the responsibility for the programming as it developed into a sizable thriving, expert, and caring agency. With well trained and talented staff, the Reading Center became a facility offering services to students with dyslexia and training to adults wishing to learn the approach.
Educational testing was done at the Reading Center office and a staff of tutors provided the instruction in their homes, schools, or church rooms. What started as Paula Rome's crusade to provide educational services gradually grew with the help of Jean Osman, a gifted teacher and innovator who joined her in 1957. They shared the work and responsibility as it developed into a sizable, thriving, knowledgeable, and caring agency. With a well-trained and talented staff, the Reading Center became a facility offering many and varied services.