Winona Dyslexia Group

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Who has Dyslexia?

When struggling with any learning difficulty, it's important to know that you're not alone. In fact, many famous people have been diagnosed with dyslexia including...

  • Orlando Bloom (Actor famous for his rolls in Pirates of the Caribbean and Lord of the Rings)
  • Tom Cruise (Stared in such movies as Mission Impossible, Minority Report, and Rain Man)
  • Leonardo da Vinci (Musician, Scientist, Mathematician, Artist)
  • Whoopi Goldberg (Actress, Comedian, Singer-songwriter)
  • Jay Leno (Host of The Tonight Show)
  • Pablo Picasso (Artist)
  • Thomas Edison (Most know as being the inventor of the light bulb, the phonograph and the motion picture camera)
  • Muhammad Ali (Champion Boxer)
  • Cher (Award Winning Actress and Singer)
  • Albert Einstein (Mathematician)

Some Common Characteristics of Dyslexia

  • Being very creative and addressing problems in unusual ways.
  • Feeling "dumb" or have poor self-esteem/might not test well yet have a high IQ.
  • Having a vivid imagination and seeing things differently than others.
  • Thinking outside the box instead of following the crowd

 Dyslexia can, in many ways, be a challenge, but by overcoming the educational hurdles, you can grow up to do extraordinary things.