Dyslexia: What Teachers (& Parents) Need To Know (Part 4)

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.

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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.


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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.


2 thoughts on “Dyslexia: What Teachers (& Parents) Need To Know (Part 4)

  1. 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

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