Please note: The Blosser Center follows Portland Public Schools’ inclement weather policy and will be closed in the event of Portland Public Schools closures 2017-18 

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Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators Conference

20170428_180337_1495984780614_resizedAbove: Elizabeth Johnson, Lynn Lamping, Kathy Robinson, Karen Leopold, and Leslie Dale

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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.