Famous People with Learning Disabilities
If your child has a learning disability, do not worry. Many people with learning disabilities have gone on to become highly successful in life. Here are some examples of famous people with learning disabilities in childhood.
, arguably the greatest scientist ever, was labeled as a slow thinker and a foolish day dreamer at school. He was weak in basic math and couldn’t express himself through writing.
, one of the most prolific inventors and a highly successful businessman, was poor at school and was terrible at math. His mother had to take him out of school and teach him at home. As a child, Edison was curious about everything and anything under the sun. Had he been born in the 21st century, he would have been labeled as ADHD.
Leonardo Da Vinci
was the most accomplished artist of the Renaissance period. He is considered to have had learning disabilities including dyslexia and ADD. Instead of letting his disabilities hamper him, he focused his visualization into creating art and developing ideas. His works are so wide ranging that he is today known as an inventor, scientist, engineer, painter, sculptor, musician, architect, mathematician, anatomist, astronomer, geologist, astronomer, biologist and philosopher.
, the man who successfully led England in the World War, had severe learning problems at school. He hated school because everybody else seemed more intelligent than him. He also had a stuttering problem. In spite of this, he went on to become one of the greatest statesmen and orator in the world.
, Hollywood’s biggest superstar, was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of seven. He tried to hide this fact from people all through his childhood. He himself says that he was almost illiterate until he was in his twenties. He did not let this get in the way of success in his movie career. He made it through sheer drive and determination.
Richard h2 had dyslexia and was frustrated with this fact, until he discovered his ability to connect with people at a personal level. The transformation occurred when he started a student magazine and it succeeded. After that, there was no looking back.
Agatha h2, one of the most famous thriller writers, was dyslexic and could not spell properly. She even had bad handwriting. She used her different thinking to write unique stories.
Although they had learning difficulties, all the above people are famous for creating wonders. Children with learning difficulties will succeed as much as normal people, maybe even more, if they are encouraged properly. Don’t ask ‘How smart is my child?’ Ask ‘How is my child smart?’