Sunday, February 10, 2013

The different learner making the difference...DYSLEXIA


Here are the names of some of the many talented and accomplished individuals who are dyslexic, or had traits associated with dyslexia or related learning styles...

Actors and Entertainers:

• Harry Anderson
• Orlando Bloom
• Harry Belafonte
• Charley Boorman
• Tom Cruise
• Danny Glover
• Whoopi Goldberg
• Susan Hampshire
• Jay Leno
• Christopher Lowell
• Keanu Reeves.
• Kiera Knightley
• Oliver Reed.
• Billy Bob Thornton.
• Tom Smothers
• Vince Vaughn
• Henry Winkler
• Loretta Young

Artists, Designers, and Architects:

• Leonardo da Vinci.
• Ansel Adams, Photographer.
• David Bailey, Photographer.
• Chuck Close.
• Ignacio Gomez, Muralist.
• Tommy Hilfiger, Clothing Designer.
• Ian Marley, Contemporary Artist, South Africa.
• Pablo Picasso.
• Robert Rauschenberg.
• Auguste Rodin.
• Bennett Strahan
• Robert Toth
• Jørn Utzon (architect, designed Sydney Opera house)
• Andy Warhol.
• Willard Wigan, micro sculptor.


• Muhammad Ali, World Heavyweight Champion Boxer
• Duncan Goodhew, Olympic Swimmer
• Bruce Jenner, Olympic Decathlon Gold Medalist
• Magic Johnson
• Greg Louganis
• Bob May, golfer.
• Diamond Dallas Page, World Wrestling Champion.
• Steve Redgrave, Olympic Gold Medalist (rowing).
• Nolan Ryan, Baseball Pitcher.
• Rex Ryan, Coach.
• Jackie Stewart, race car driver.

Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders:

• Richard Branson,Founder of Virgin Enterprises.
• John T Chambers,CEO of Cisco Systems.
• Henry Ford.
• William Hewlett, Co-Founder, Hewlett-Packard.
• Ingvar Kamprad, founder of IKEA.
• Sir Peter Leitch, New Zealand businessman
• Craig McCaw, Telecommunications Visionary.
• O.D. McKee, founder of McKee Foods.
• David Neeleman, CEO of jetBlue Airways.
• Paul J. Orfalea, founder of Kinko's.
• Charles Schwab, Investor.
• Ted Turner, President, Turner Broadcasting Systems.
• Robert Woodruff, President of Coca-Cola, 1923-1954.
• Frank W. Woolworth.


• Robert Benton.
• Nicole Betancourt, Emmy-winning filmmaker.
• Walt Disney.
• Søren KraghJacobsen (Danish film director).
• Steven Spielberg

Inventors and Scientists:

• Ann Bancroft, Arctic Explorer.
• Alexander Graham Bell.
• John Britten, Inventor.
• Pierre Curie, Physicist (1903 Nobel Prize).
• Thomas Edison.
• Albert Einstein.
• Michael Faraday.
• Carol Greider, Molecular Biologist, awarded 2009 Nobel Prize in Medicine.
• Jack Horner, Paleontologist.
• Dr. Peter Lovatt, psychologist and dancer.
• Dr. James Lovelock.
• Paul MacCready "Engineer of the Century."
• Archer Martin, Chemist (1952 Nobel Laureate)
• Matthew H. Schneps, Astrophysicist
• John R. Skoyles, Brain Researcher.

Law and Justice:

• David Boies, Attorney.
• Erin Brockovich, Investigator.
• Jeffrey H. Gallet, Judge.

Military Heroes:

• Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson.
• George Patton.

Musicians and Vocalists:

• Cher.
• Brad Little.
• John Lennon.
• Nigel Kennedy, Violinist.
• Bob Weir, Grateful Dead Guitarist.

Physicians and Surgeons

• Harvey Cushing, Surgeon.
• Fred Epstein, Neurosurgeon.

Political Leaders:

• Winston Churchill.
• King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
• Michael Heseltine.
• Andrew Jackson.
• Thomas Jefferson.
• John F. Kennedy.
• Gavin Newsom, Mayor of San Francisco.
• Nelson Rockefeller.
• Paul Wellstone, U.S. Senator.
• Woodrow Wilson.
• George Washington.

Writers and Journalists:

• Scott Adams, Cartoonist (Dilbert)
• Hans Christian Andersen
• Avi
• Jeanne Betancourt, (Author of "My Name is Brain Brian").
• Stephen Cannell, television writer & novelist.
• John Corrigan, novelist.
• Larry Chambers.
• Agatha Christie.
• John Edmund Delezen, author of Eye of the Tiger and Red Plateau.
• Andrew Dornenburg, award-winning author and chef.
• Richard Engel, NBC Foreign Correspondent.
• Fannie Flagg (Author of "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe").
• F. Scott Fitzgerald.
• Gustave Flaubert.
• Sally Gardner, children's writer and illustrator.
• Terry Goodkind fantasy writer, author of The Sword of Truth series.
• Byron Pitts, CBS News Correspondent.
• Patricia Polacco, Children's Author and Illustrator.
• Eileen Simpson (Author of "Reversals").
• Natasha Solomons, contemporary novelist.
• Philip Schultz, winner of 2008 Pulitzer Prize for poetry.
• Elizabeth Daniels Squire(author of mystery novels).
• Bernie Taylor, author of Biological Time.
• Victor Villaseñor, author of bestselling novel, Rain of Gold
• William Butler Yeats, poet.

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