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FAMOUS PERSONALITIES WITH LEARNING DISABILITIES

MADE BY

MISS SAIMA KHALIL

-In the name of Allah the most merciful the most gracious-

-Famous Personalities With Their Learning Disabilities-

-Napoleon Bonaparte-

Napoleons hypersensitivity to touch and his military

strategic genius are two of the many symptoms that have led some modern

scholars to suggest that he was a high-functioning autistic.

-Erin Brockovich-

Brockovich is a former legal clerk whose success in

building a case against illegal groundwater contamination led to a major

motion picture starring Julia Roberts. Brockovich is dyslexic.

-Walt Disney-

Walt was fired from the Kansas City newspaper for not being creative enough and was considered slow as a child. He is now considered one of the best known motion picture producers in the world, and holds the record for the most awards and most nominations.

-Richard Branson-

A billionaire businessman, Branson credits his business

intuition and unique perspectives to his early struggles with dyslexia, which

affects the way he visualizes words.

-Alexander Graham Bell-

Bell invented the telephone, but struggled with

traditional schooling. Its believed that he had some form of learning

disability, possibly dyslexia.

-Terry Bradshaw-

The NFL host and former player was diagnosed with

attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

-Tom Cruise-

Cruise is among the most recognizable actors in the world. He

has dyslexia and has spoken publicly about his disability.

-CHER-

Cher is one of the most iconic performers, singers and actresses in the

world. She has a form of dyslexia that makes it difficult to remember numbers

or to perform basic mathematics.

-Albert Einstein-

Einstein himself told his biographer, Carl Seelig, that my parents were worried because I started to talk comparatively late, and they consulted a doctor because of it.

Einsteins parents once thought that he was mentally

retarded due to his odd habits and difficulties in school. If he were born today,

Einstein would probably be diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome, a mild form

of autism.

-James Taylor-

He is a singer and songwriter and still alive today, is suspected to have Aspergers syndrome. He probably felt alone as a child

-Agatha Christie-

Christie was the most famous mystery novelist of her time

and developed a rich writing style that has impacted almost every mystery

writer of the 20th and 21st centuries. Christie had dysgraphia, a learning

disability that affected her ability to understand written words.

-Thomas Edison-

Edison is believed to have had dyslexia and possibly ADHD. His mother took him out of school at an early age, and Edison was home-schooled. He developed a voracious appetite for reading and made major scientific breakthroughs with his unusual methodology.

-F. Scott Fitzgerald-

One of the greatest American authors of all time,

Fitzgerald was expelled from school at the age of 12 for an inability to focus

and complete his work. Its likely that he had ADHD or a related disorder.

- Hrithik Roshan -

Hrithik Roshan has been dazzling the fans with his killer looks and performance. Hrithik has aspeech disorderknown asstammering. Hrithik used to stammer since he was a kid, as a result of which he became a shy and introvert child.

-Danny Glover-

Glover has starred in the popular Lethal Weapon franchise

and in dozens of other films. He is a dyslexic and frequently discusses his

challenges in overcoming his learning disorder.

-Howie Mandel-

Comedian, actor, and game show hostHowie Mandel who has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADD/ADHD) andobsessive compulsive disorder (OCD),publicly revealed his diagnoses to the world on an impulse.

-John F. Kennedy-

President Kennedy may have had a form of dyslexia, but it

didnt keep him from pursuing a successful education. He graduated from

Harvard and won the presidency of the United States in 1961.

-Benjamin Franklin-

Benjamin Franklin Its likely that the eccentric, brilliant founding father

had a very mild version of autism.

- Abhishek Bachchan -

Abhishek Bachchan was suffering from dyslexia, a learning disability, when he was a child.

-Steve McQueen-

The star of The Great Escape, Steve McQueen had a

language-based learning disorder.

Made BY:

Shafaq Shahzad Qureshi

(3rd Year B.A Honors)