Dyslexic and Gifted

The good news is that dyslexics are super smart!

Most dyslexics are of average to above average intelligence.  In fact, many are twice exceptional, meaning a child is both gifted and dyslexic.  Intelligence can mask the underlying disability of dyslexia.  There is still a struggle to read and spell, but some dyslexics are of such high intelligence that they compensate and look like average students in the classroom.  

Check out these famous dyslexics!

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Richard Branson is dyslexic and is the founder of the multi-billion dollar company Virgin Group, which controls over 400 companies.  Other famous dyslexics include Walt Disney, Tom Cruise, Jim Carrey, Whoopi Goldberg, and Albert Einstein.


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