Learning - Learning Difficulties | 6-18 yrs

Stars Who Were Different

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It is not easy to live with learning or physical disabilities. But many people have become leading personalities in their respective fields despite their disabilities. Great minds like Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison and Alexander Graham Bell had learning disabilities. Leaders and politicians like George Washington and Woodrow Wilson also had learning disabilities; Franklin D. Roosevelt had polio. Walt Disney and Steve Jobs both had learning disabilities but went on to do great things in life.

Stephen Hawking has paralysis but this hasn’t stopped him from being one of the phenomenal men of out time. Actresses Whoopi Goldberg, Salma Hayek and director Steven Spielberg have dyslexia. Singer/actor Justin Timberlake and swimming superstar Michael Phelps have ADHD. Boxing great Muhammad Ali achieved great success despite his dyslexia. Other famous personalities like Daniel Radcliffe, Tom Cruise and Channing Tatum have learning disabilities.

Writers like Agatha Christie, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Jules Verne, musicians like Beethoven and Mozart, artists like Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Vincent Van Gogh are all famous names that suffered from dyslexia. Famous businessman Richard Branson has often talked about his experience with dyslexia.

According to learningrx.com,  ‘Learning difficulties are not linked to intelligence. Indeed, very intelligent children and adults can struggle to learn.’

If you have a child with a disability, there are countless examples of famous people who have overcome odds of their medical conditions and fulfilled their dreams. Parents can be their children’s biggest supporters who can cheer them through life’s many challenges despite their physical, intellectual or learning disabilities.

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