The Reading Center 
847 5th Street NW, Rochester, MN

2018 Summer Orton-Gillingham Training Institutes

About the Dyslexia Institute of Minnesota Training Institutes


For more than 66 years teacher (regular education, special education, ELL, reading, speech/language, and Title 1), paraprofessionals, home educators, parents, and even grandparents have taken our training courses, which are designed to help those who struggle unexpectedly learning to read, write, and spell.

The Orton-Gillingham Approach, as taught by highly qualified Reading Center instructors, employs comprehensive, scientifically based reading instruction. During the Institutes, participants will learn the approach, the structure of the English language,and apply what's been learned by planning and teaching actual lessons. The training is intense but extremely valuable and life changing. Allow time in your schedule for a training of this magnitude.

Many trainees enroll in our courses to work with Reading Center students. If you would like to discuss employment with The Reading Center, please contact Fay Van Vliet, Director of Programs, at or at 507-288-5271.

Summer 2018 Course Options

Basic Training Institute (held in Rochester, MN) July 12-August 2, 2018

Waitlist Only!

Tuition: $1,595 early bird ($1,895 after June 8, 2018)

Dates: Three week course is held Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm

Location: The Reading Center in Rochester, MN

Course Materials: $170 payable at registration

AdvancedTraining Institute (held in Rochester, MN) June 14-28, 2018

Registration for this course is now closed.

Tuition: $1,395 early bird ($1,695 after May 11,2018)

Dates: Two week course is held Monday-Friday from 8am-4pm

Location: The Reading Center in Rochester, MN

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Basic Training Institute (either in-person or online) is required with 6 months inbetween trainings.

Course Materials: $215 payable at registration


Additional Details

  • Enrollment is limited. Sign up today to learn this valuable approach for your professional development or for your personal enrichment.  
  • Graduate credits are available through Saint Mary's University, Winona, Minnesota. You must have a four year degree in order to apply for graduate credits.  Graduate course credit is in addition to course tuition and is the responsibility of the student.  If interested in graduate credit or extended stay accommodations, contact The Reading Center.
  • Please see our website for our cancellation and withdrawal policy.
  • A certificate of successful completion will be presented to those who satisfactorily complete required course work and pass the examinations.
  • To maintain your spot in this class: Payment of full tuition is due at the time of registration online. Payment due in full or within one week of The Reading Center's receipt of this form if paying by mail.  If you wish to set up a payment plan, please contact our bookkeeper, Gade Grinnell at 507-288-5271.
  • Partial scholarships are available for qualified applicants.  See our website for a scholarship application.  
  • The Reading Center reserves the right to cancel (and refund tution) for classes if not enough registrations are received.

For more information, call us at (507) 288-5271 or visit our website at