Please note: The Blosser Center will close for inclement weather on a case by case basis.  Please communicate with your tutor to confirm weather cancellations.

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Mission: Everyone Deserves the Power of Literacy!

The Blosser Center for Dyslexia Resources is the only independent, non-profit center in the Northwest accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. We are dedicated to helping children and adults achieve their potential despite dyslexia or related literacy difficulties. The Blosser Center was founded in 2000 to continue the educational and advocacy work of Dorothy Blosser Whitehead, M.S., a nationally recognized leader in establishing standards for reading specialists.



  • Professional, individual instruction builds reading and spelling skills, improves reading comprehension and creates confidence and success.  Tutors are available throughout the Portland metro area.

Professional Development

  • Gives teachers and tutors the tools they need to help students who are falling further and further behind their classmates.
  • Learn The Classic Orton-Gillingham Approach, validated by over 75 years of scientific research: the “gold standard” of instruction for dyslexic/struggling readers.

Academic Testing

  • Academic testing and analysis pinpoints areas needing expert instruction and reveals gifts and talents.
  • The Blosser Center offers referrals for diagnostic testing for all ages.
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Spring Semester 2020 Tutoring Starts Soon!

We are now preparing for the Spring school semester, doing intake sessions, and matching up students with tutors! The official start of our spring schedule is January 27th, and we are looking forward to a great New Year!

Current parents can expect to receive a progress report from your tutor around the beginning of February.

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The Blosser Center for Dyslexia Resources

Please enjoy our video that shares the important work of the Blosser Center.

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Thank you from the Blosser Center!

The 2019 Ready To Read Gala

The 2019 Ready to Read gala was a huge success thanks to the generosity of our guests and sponsors.  We saw a 25% increase in donations and raised $52,000.  With your help, Blosser will continue to grow to meet the expanding demand for our services, through tutor training, tutoring, and summer school.  Please join us on May 9th, 2020 for the next Gala!