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Famous people who have overcome dyslexia

There are many stories of people that have refused to let dyslexia stop them, here are just a few...

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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein did not learn to speak until the age of 3 or 4. He had problems through school with teachers thinking he was borderline retarded. He overcame these problems to become arguably the most famous scientist of the modern era. Will your ideas change the world...?

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Thomas Edison

Taken out of school at an early age. Teachers thought he was dumb. He definitely was not 'dumb' he was dyslexic. He overcame the difficulties imposed by dyslexia and is credited with over 1000 patented inventions and started one of the worlds largest companies. What will you invent...?

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Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill had a terrible journey through school. He overcame dyslexia to become one of the greatest leaders in British and World history. Are you a potential leader...?

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Henry Ford

Henry Ford had problems with schooling but excelled in engineering. He rose to the challenge and became the 'father' of the modern assembly line, producing the first mass produced, affordable motorcar. What will you assemble...?

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Richard Branson

Richard Branson had a 'nightmare' time at school and performed badly at standard IQ tests. He overcame dyslexia to become one of the most respected, charismatic entrepreneurs of our time building one of the worlds most recognisable brands. Could you create a world wide brand...?

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Whoopi Goldberg

When Whoopi Goldberg was a kid they didn't call it dyslexia, they called it being 'slow' or 'retarded'. With a little help Whoopi learned to cope by coordinating the letters that she saw with the actual letters. As a grown woman Whoopi was diagnosed as having dyslexia. As a kid she had learned to cope with the condition and she grew to become an award-winning actress. Is there an award winner within you...?

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Orlando Bloom

Having dyslexia, Orlando Bloom found school to be a bit 'tricky' and had to work harder to achieve success. His hard work paid off, as he shot to fame and is now one of the most sought after leading actors. Would you like to be sought after...?

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Ann Bancroft

Ann Bancroft had a frustrating journey through school thanks to dyslexia. But dyslexia didn't stop her, she went on to complete many more intrepid journeys to become one of the world's most respected polar explorers. Are you ready to complete your intrepid journey...?

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Jamie Oliver

At school Jamie Oliver struggled with text books and reading, preferring more practical tasks. He has overcome his problems with dyslexia and become a famous chef and personality. Could you cook up a British favourite...?


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