Tag Archive - Famous Dyslexics

Orlando Bloom Offers Advice to Kids With Dyslexia

Advice for Kids Struggling With Dyslexia

Orlando Bloom is a successful actor who co stars in the hit movie Pirats of the Caribbean.  He struggled with school because of his dyslexia but excelled when it came to drama and art. He shares his story and gives encouragement to kids who also struggle with dyslexia.

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Autistic American Idol Contestant Makes Top 25!

I have to admit that I love watching American Idol. It will be even more exciting this season because of James Durbin being autistic.  In my practice, I see clients with dyslexia and autism and they are generally VERY bright, gifted and some AMAZING with their artistic skills.

Below, you will find an article I found about him in case you haven’t heard of him.  I will be watching closely to see how he fairs.

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Famous Writer Over Comes Dyslexia

Debbie couldn’t read until the 5th grade.

My mother in law is a huge fan of the best selling author Debbie Macomber.  I personally have never read any of her books but was really interested when my mother in law forwarded an article about Debbie Macomber having dyslexia and couldn’t read until she was in the 5th grade.

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Louis Barnett: A Teen With Dyslexia Living His Dream

Home school success story!

I always love a dyslexia success story so I was immensely pleased when I came across Louis Barnett’s story. The Dyslexic Reader always features a “Famous Dyslexic’s” section and this was one of my favorites.

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Teacher with Dyslexia Wins Top Award

“My dyslexia is a gift – it is the reason that I teach the way I teach.”

One of my most favorite publications is the Dyslexic Reader put out by Davis Dyslexia Association International.  The most recent issue had a great article about a dyslexic teacher Edward Vickerman being awarded the UK’s most outstanding teacher of the year.

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