Because of all the non-dyslexic variables determining success or even failure, no expert is significantly able to predict the future of individuals- even in those showing early talent. And reliable predictions are especially difficult to make in those dyslexics appearing “slow” or just plain “lazy or stupid.” Here is a list of just a few amazing dsylexics you might know.
Pablo Picasso became a famous, trendsetting art icon despite, and no doubt because of, his apparent dyslexia. He was born in Malag Spain in 1881. Reported to have failed parochial school education because of reading and related academic difficulties, he was eventually encouraged by his father, an art teacher, to further develop his obvious innate artistic talent. Over the course of his career he developed a unique sense of beauty and style. Pablo painted things as he saw or really felt them — out of order, deformed or tilted. His paintings demonstrated the power of “dyslexic” imagination as well as raw or primary emotion and creativity within the human psyche. Some of his famous works include: The Young Ladies of Avigon, Old Man with Guitar, and Guernica.
Tom CruiseTom Cruise grew up and succeeded despite poverty, frequent relocations, inadequate schooling and dyslexia. No doubt he was saved by his gifted acting ability as well as his dogged determination to overcome and thrive, come what may.
Richard BransonRichard Branson, founder and chairman of London-based Virgin Group, didn’t breeze through school. In fact, school was something of a nightmare for him. His scores on standardized tests were dismal, initially pointing to a similar future. Despite the difficulties and challenges posed by his acknowledged dyslexia, his gifted interpersonal and business talents drove him to succeed.
Many other CEO’s have also acknowledged their dyslexia, including Bill Gates, Charles Schwab, etc.
For dyslexics who read more slowly and who sometimes can’t even read their own handwriting, allowing enough time to do homework is a must. Here are some tips: