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Dyslexia (cont.)

Famous People with Learning Disabilities

  • Entertainers: Jay Leno, Whoopi Goldberg, Tom Cruise
  • Presidents: Woodrow Wilson, John F. Kennedy, George Washington
  • Businessmen: Ted Turner, Charles Schwab, Walt Disney
  • Scientists: Thomas Edison, Albert Einstein
  • Authors: Agatha Christie, Hans Christian Andersen
  • Athletes: Magic Johnson, Muhammad Ali, Nolan Ryan

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Learning Disabilities:

Learning Disabilities Association of America

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Children with Attention Deficit Disorders (CHADD)

Council for Exceptional Children

National Center for Learning Disabilities

Center for Parent Information and Resources

The International Dyslexia Association

Medically reviewed by Margaret Walsh, MD; American Board of Pediatrics

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 8/18/2014
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The first description of a specific reading disability was an 1896 case study in the British medical literature of a "bright and intelligent boy" who had great difficulty learning to read.

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