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Celebrity Chef, James Martin

 
“I failed cookery in school because I was dyslexic,
still am. Severely dyslexic. I’ve never read a book
in my life.”
James Martin is one of the world’s most successful TV chefs even though he was given failing grades at cooking school for not being able to write down all the details of his recipes. […]

The Teacher Who Didn’t Know How to Read

If you haven’t heard John Corcoran’s story, it’s a great one. He became a teacher, never knowing how to read, getting by through good social skills, athletic ability, and cheating with the help of friends. He even taught for 17 years (showing more films and visuals than many other teachers), but left this career […]

“HE HAD NO STRENGTHS AND NO WORDS…” – Lois Letchford

At the age of 6, the outlook for Nicholas seemed grim. After undergoing hours of testing, Nicholas’ parents were given a grave pronouncement from a professional as to why he had been struggling in school. Nicholas, they were told, was a child of “low IQ” who had “no strengths and no words.” Not surprisingly, […]

Scary Spice, Mel B., Discovering Dyslexia at 42

Melanie Brown, or Mel B was a member of the best-selling female group of all time, the Spice Girls. As part of the group, Mel B sold over 85 million records. She’s a singer, songwriter, dancer, actress, and TV personality and she’s had several hit singles, films, and TV appearances (Dancing with Stars, America’s […]

JACE NORMAN, aka Henry Danger, Talks Dyslexia

Jace Norman is an entrepreneur and star of Nickolodeon’s Henry Danger who has added his name to the list of celebrities who embrace their dyslexic advantage and are taking their message to the world. Jace recently won the Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite Male TV Star of 2018 (he also won in 2017).

Jace began […]

DYSLEXIC WRITER: Lisa Wood Shapiro

“I’M GOING TO tell you a secret. It’s something almost no one in my professional life knows. I’m dyslexic.”
Lisa Wood Shapiro is a prolific writer and Emmy Award-winning filmmaker who recently opened her latest article in Wired with her dyslexia ‘confession’!

“Given that knowledge, my chosen career—writer—might seem odd. But while I was cursed with […]

Dyslexic Innovation: GOOGLE (X) CAPTAIN Astro Teller

Many of the world’s greatest innovators are dyslexic. These creators with a capital ‘C’, more often than not, arrive at their conclusions through wild leaps of their ideas rather than incremental, step-by-step invention. This pattern, which appears in so many accomplished people in every type of field and discipline, should be telling us what […]