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.
I'm dyslexic and so are four of my children. It can be very difficult in the beginning but then you learn to cope with it. ”
I fell in love with Drama at school, where I struggled with other lessons because of my dyslexia ”
Being dyslexic can be frustrating, but I have worked with quite a few people who suffer from it as well and found it quite refreshing. ”
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
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. ”
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.”