Please note: The Blosser Center follows Portland Public Schools’ inclement weather policy and will be closed in the event of Portland Public Schools closures in 2018-19. However, always check with your tutor – conditions can change rapidly, and your tutoring session may still be possible.

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Fall Semester 2018 Is Now In Full Swing!

The Fall school semester is under way, and The Blosser Center is as busy as we’ve ever been! We currently have a waiting list of students hoping to begin tutoring, but we continue doing intake sessions and matching up students with tutors as times can be arranged. Call, email, or write today to enter your student’s name on the waiting list.

We hope you had a happy Halloween, and we wish you the best for a great Thanksgiving!

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Rev Up Your Reading XIV Summer Camp 2018

Fun at Summer Camp CroppedHaving fun at Summer Camp!

Summer Camp 2018 was better than we could have imagined! We served 24 students, all of whom made gains. Every day we started with music and motion to wake everyone up and get them fully alert for a productive session. With a 70 minute session, tutors had plenty of time to work with their students on penmanship, reading and comprehension.

Week one, on July 3rd, we had “Red, White, and Blue Day” in which all kids participated! Friday of week two we celebrated “Tie Dye Friday.” Boy, was that colorful! Week three was “Hawaiian Friday,” complete with leis, grass skirts and popcorn for our snack. Because the students got so many Golden Tickets we had our annual ice cream celebration on the last Friday, July 27th, complete with a disco ball and a student master of ceremonies who interviewed all the kids.

In writing class they learned parts of speech, how to embellish a basic sentence and how to write a five sentence paragraph. For the older students they then turned their basic paragraph into a five paragraph essay. The kids were engaged and enthusiastic every day. Someone said they thought it was the best summer camp ever!

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The Blosser Center for Dyslexia Resources
is on the:
Oregon Department of Education’s
List of Approved Dyslexia-Related Training Opportunities

Learn about the importance of the new Oregon Legislation:

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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.