Many people with dyslexia are extremely gifted.  They might struggle with reading but thrive in other areas.  

Famous Dyslexic People

Many famous dyslexics have found their gifts and talents in spite of the academic hurdles they faced as young people. Here are a few that may surprise you…..

  • Whoopi Goldberg (dyslexia)
  • Daniel Radcliffe (dyspraxia)
  • Steven Spielberg (dyslexia)
  • Justin Timberlake (ADHD)
  • Tim Tebow (dyslexia)
  • Henry Winkler (dyslexia and dyscalcia)
  • Keira Knightley (dyslexia)
  • Jamie Oliver (dyslexia)
Well-Known People with Dyslexia - Provident Charter School

Steven Spielberg discusses his dyslexia for the first time ever, on September 12, 2012 on this video


It is never too late for individuals with dyslexia to learn to read, process, and express information more efficiently. Research shows that programs utilizing Structured Literacy instructional techniques can help children and adults learn to read.  Of course, early intervention is best, and when a child shows signs of dyslexia the best course is to begin a Structured Literacy Program.  In the case of older children and adults, hope should not be lost.  Studies show that Structured Literacy Programs change and create neural pathways in the brain for better reading.  The process can take 1-2 years depending on the severity of dyslexia, but it can be done!  So many successful, amazing, and happy people have dyslexia.  Do not lose hope, just continue to move forward!