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!

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.