More and more famous celebrities are coming forward and admitting they have forms of Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADHD and Dyscalculia). Below is just a small cross section of famous dyslexics.
To deny a dyslexic person a proper education can be a waste of potential, if the correct training is incorporated into the education system it will encourage individual pupils to develop their personal skills. ”
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. ”
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. ”
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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I was, on the whole, considerably discouraged by my school days. It was not pleasant to feel oneself so completely outclassed and left behind at the beginning of the race.”