This is the final part (part 4) in a series about Dyslexia. The author, Robin, is a mother of 4 boys, 2 of whom have dyslexia. She has been taking her sons to private tutoring and researching as much as she can about dyslexia for the past 7 years.
Famous people who are dyslexic (and these are only the ones whose names I recognized):
Whoopi Goldberg Henry Winkler*
Tom Cruise Jay Leno
Danny Glover Orlando Bloom
Alexander Graham Bell Albert Einstein
Thomas Edison Cher
John Lennon Bruce Jenner
Muhammad Ali Magic Johnson
George Washington Woodrow Wilson
Andrew Jackson Nelson Rockefeller
Hans Christina Anderson Agatha Christie
Henry Ford Charles Schwab
Steven Spielberg Walt Disney
*Henry Winkler, also known as the Fonz from the TV series Happy Days, is dyslexic. He never new until he was an adult and his own son struggled with it and was diagnosed. He had a very strict military father and went to military school and really struggled. He had a talent for acting so that’s how he became a success. Anyway, he got together a few years ago with an author and they wrote a series of books about a kid in elementary school with dyslexia (based on Winkler’s life). They are called the Han Zipzer series. Many teachers haven’t heard of them, but they’re an excellent read. They are funny but bring to light some of the struggles that kids with dyslexia have as well as some of the stereotypes of being lazy or just a bad kid.
I’ve combined all these posts together into a 9 page PDF document so you can print it out easily. Here it is: Dyslexia book.
DISCLAIMER: The medical information in this article is merely information – not advice. If you need medical advice, you should consult a doctor or other appropriate medical professional.
Thank you for posting, my 9-year son can read fluently but his writing is poor(he has dysgraphia). Do you have any information relating to dysgraphia? Thank you, Clare
Sorry, I haven’t run into anyone with enough experience working with dysgraphia who has volunteered to write a post. If you know of any helpful resources, I’d gladly post links though!