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Famous People With Dyslexia

Adult dyslexia is not a recent discovery. There have been people suffering from such neurological disorder for ages. There is in fact a virtually endless list of people with dyslexia who became famous because of their creative talent. Some of them even became legends. They never let their learning disability stand in the way of their success.

Tom Cruise

Let’s start with the famous Hollywood actor, Tom Cruise. Very few people know that he also has had dyslexia. The dyslexia test showed that the problem was most likely because of genetic reasons, as his mother also had dyslexia. Well, Tom has a typical behavior of doing most work with his left hand, but when it comes to writing, he uses his right hand. Tom was never an academic success, but he was a good athlete. He could not do much in his athletic career because of an unfortunate knee injury. But, the world knows how this man who suffered from adult dyslexia does all those stunts in movies and what a great actor he is. His mother encouraged him to utilize his acting talents that he demonstrated in high school in various plays.

Thomas Alva Edison

Thomas Edison who was a brilliant scientist and whose inventions laid the foundation of our modern society also had dyslexia. He was treated as a dumb student in schools. His skills in mathematics were terrible. Even simple mathematical calculation was like a “Da-Vinci-Code” for him. He also faced severe difficulty with words and speech. But, this same man with adult dyslexia was an avid reader of the latest research. Despite all his disabilities, he was a hard worker. Over the course of his career, he sometimes even worked more than twenty hours a day.

The list of such famous people is virtually endless, as it also includes Jay Leno, Leonardo Da Vinci, Sir Winston Churchill, Alexander Graham Bell, Henry Ford, John F. Kennedy, Steven Spielberg, George Washington, Mohammad Ali, and Walt Disney.

In the words of Thomas Edison, “Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration.” Dyslexia does not mean you’ll be a genius like some of these famous people, but it also does not mean that one who is suffering from adult dyslexia does not have the right to study hard and succeed. They need encouragement and support from their teachers and families. If you know someone that is suffering from dyslexia, provide encouragement and support that builds. No medicine can do the magic that a few words or an act of affection can.

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  1. BILLY on December 21st, 2010 9:45 pm

    I HAVE SUFFERED ALL MY LIFE WITH DYSLEXIA AND I STILL DO.I AM HAPPY TO SEE THAT MY HOME STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA FINALY DOING SOMETHING TO HELP.THE PUBLIC,PAROCHAIOL,PRIVATE SCHOOLS BACK IN THE1960s WERE NOT EQUIPPED TO BE OF HELP.MY PARENTS AND I WERE TOLD YOUR BEST THING YOU COULD DO FOR HIM IS TO TAKE HIM OUT OF SCHOOL BECAUSE HE WILL NEVER AMOUNT TO ANYTHING.THANK GOD,MY PARENTS DID NOT LISTEN,BUT I DID AND EVEN THOUGH I HAVE EXCELLED IAM STILL ANGRY AT SPARTANBURG,S.C. SCHOOL SYSTEMS.GOD BLESS YOU ALL

  2. Erich on December 28th, 2010 4:44 am

    Amazing,

    Having worked with people with special needs it is important to not look at conditions as meaning a person is “less than” but a challenge to meet

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