Hello and welcome... Xtraordinary People believes that with the right support, dyslexics can achieve extraordinary things. Our aim is to ensure that anyone with dyslexia can be empowered to succeed.
Kate Griggs, XP Founder (dyslexic)
Jamie Oliver OBE
...I think it's really good that this charity helps kids realise that they've got possibilities and that they can excel in anything. ”
I fell in love with Drama at school, where I struggled with other lessons because of my dyslexia ”
Sir Richard Branson
Being dyslexic can actually help in the outside world. I see some things clearer than other people do because I have to simplify things to help me and that has helped others. ”
Being dyslexic, I had to train myself to focus my attention. I became very visual and learned how to create mental images in order to comprehend what I read ”
I hated school and felt really held back by my dyslexia. Xtraordinary People's campaign to provide a specialist teacher in every school is fantastic ”
Sir Richard Branson stars in inspirational children’s audio book.
Sir Richard Branson talks exclusively about his struggles with dyslexia to inspire children, parents and teachers.
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A wealth of famous achievers from both past and present have the X Factor. In fact so many extraordinary people have 'suffered' from the ability to look at things differently, it's faintly ludicrous to still consider it as a sign of ignorance, laziness or inferiority.
So if you've got it yourself, don't be shy about it, you're in good company. John Lennon, Albert Einstein and Winston Churchill did pretty well, despite this so-called handicap, along with today's modern achievers like Richard Branson, Jamie Oliver and Robbie Williams.
But with so much potential, why are so many dyslexic children failing at school, unable to read, write or do maths properly?
This website aims to uncover the truth and empower everyone to tackle the issue of dyslexia.About Us
Aged 12 Joe's reading age was 6 years 6 months, after just 13 hours of support from a specialist teacher his reading age...read more