Welcome to The Reading Center

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

     Learn how The Reading Center helps families!


Class Registrations

Reading Club  For students 4-6 years with parent/significant adult

Summer Basic / Advanced Orton-Gillingham Institute  For adults

Summer School  Best to Basics  For grade K-12  July 6-31, 2015  Registration open now!

     PreK-5th grade Registration Form

     6th to 12th grade Registration Form

Study Skills and Reading Comprehension Class   For grades 7-11

Workshop: Enhancing Academic Success with Assistive Technology  April 14, 7pm   For more information click here

Writing Class For grades 6-10




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

Help Make an Impact in March-- We Still have Chances for Daily Drawings for Dollars



Personal Income Tax 2014 Fact Sheets

Check to see if you qualify for new and existing tax credits for tutoring expenses.  

Minnesota Fact Sheet 8- NEW       Minnesota Fact Sheet 23





Contact Information

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

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