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What is Dyslexia?

Dyslexia is a brain-based type of learning disability that specifically impairs a person's ability to read. These individuals typically read at levels significantly lower than expected despite having normal intelligence. Although the disorder varies from person to person, common characteristics among people with dyslexia are difficulty with phonological processing (the manipulation of sounds), spelling, and/or rapid visual-verbal responding.

(National Institutes of Health)

Notable People with Dyslexia

Richard Branson is an English business magnate, best known for his Virgin Group of more than 400 companies.

Ann Bancroft, a Minnesotan, is one of the world’s pre-eminent explorers, and is the first female to cross both the North and South Poles.

Whoopi Goldberg is a highly successful American actress, singer and comedian. Known for tackling serious issues with a sense of humor, she became the highest-paid actress of all time during her peak in the 1990s.

John Irving is a best-selling American author and Academy Award winning screenwriter.  His best sellers include The World According to Garp and The Cider House Rules.  Irving’s screenplay adaptation of Cider House earned several Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture.  Irving won an Oscar for Best Adapted Screenplay.

Richard Rogers, is a British architect noted for his modernist and functionalist designs.  His best known works include the Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Lloyd's building and Millennium Dome in London

Charles Schwab, is founder, chairman and CEO of Charles Schwab Corporation, one of the largest retail brokerage firms in the world.

Ted Turner is an American media mogul and philanthropist, best known as the founder of the cable news network CNN, the world’s first dedicated 24-hour cable news channel.

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