prof anglais soutien scolaireAs many as 15 percent of the world’s population shows some of the symptoms of dyslexia, according to the International Dyslexia Association, and not surprisingly, a great number of them are famous.

Il y a jusqu’à 15% de la population mondiale qui montre des symptômes de dyslexie selon l’association Internationale de Dyslexie.

If you’re Dyslexic, you are part of a rather extraordinary bunch of people. Watch this video for a spot of inspiration. This film was created by the Oxfordshire Dyslexia Association – Supporting children & adults with dyslexia and their families locally and nationally to raise awareness of dyslexia.

Si tu es dyslexique, tu fais partie d’un groupe de gens plutôt extraordinaires. Ce film a été créé par l’Association se Dyslexie de l’Oxfordshire- Soutenir les enfants et les adultes atteints de dyslexie et leur familles localement et nationalement pour sensibiliser le public à la dyslexie.

Retrouvez notre dossier complet ici :

Dyslexie : la détecter, se faire aider…

bases neurologiques de la dyslexie

Famous dyslexic people

Here are some famous dyslexic people with their success stories:

 A famous scientist: Albert Einstein :

  • Einstein dislexiqueAlbert Einstein was born in Ulm in Germany on March 14, 1879.
  • The Einstein family went to Munich where Albert went to school.
  • He was an « average*(1) » pupil but he was very interested in science and mathematics.
  • He did not like lessons at school as there was strict discipline at the time and as he was forced to learn.
    He left school at 15.
  • But he went back to school in Switzerland from 1895 to 1896 to take his A-levels*(2). He finished his studies in July 1900.
  • He discovered the theory of relativity.
  • Einstein’s famous formula:
  • In this mathematical equation, E stands for energy, m for mass and c for the speed of the light in a vacuum (ca. 300,000 km/s).

*(1) moyen
*(2) Baccalauréat

A famous actress: Keira Knightley

  • Keira Knightley dyslexiqueKeira Christina Knightley was born in Teddington in the South West of London on March 26th 1985.
  • She is the daughter of actor Will Knightley and actress turned playwright Sharman Macdonald.
  • Her father is English, while her Scottish-born mother is of Scottish and Welsh origin.
  • Brought up immersed in the acting profession from both sides – writing and performing.
  •  She was diagnosed with dyslexia at the age of six; Keira had severe difficulties in reading and writing.
  • At the age of 7, she performed in her first TV role as « Little Girl » in Screen One: Royal Celebration (1993).
  • She is now famous and has starred in films such as Pride and Prejudice and the Pirates of the Caribbean films.
  • Keira Knightley: Pirates Of The Caribbean

A famous cook : Jamie Oliver

  • Jamie Oliver dyslexic cooker«  Ma dyslexie m’a donné la force de voir le monde d’une façon différente. »
  • Jamie Oliver as a world-renowned chef.
  • He likes to educate people about the importance of food and health: he has launched the Jamie Oliver Food Foundation
  • He and his wife Juliette (« Jools ») have been married for 16 years.
  • They have five children.
  • His parents have their own restaurant in Jamie’s birthplace of Essex, England, called The Cricketers.
  • Jamie started cooking at the age of 8.
  • He owns five restaurants that are all in the UK: Barbecoa, Jamie’s Italian, Fifteen, Union Jacks, and Jamie Oliver’s Diner.
  • He has 20 cookbooks, the most recent being Everyday Super Food.
  • « I’m dyslexic and until recently I’d never got through a book, » he told the Telegraph newspaper.
  • He is Britain’s second bestselling author, just behind J.K. Rowling who wrote “Harry Potter”.
  • His first TV show is Naked Chef. He uses simple methods of cooking.
  • He likes to listen to Coldplay, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and The White Stripes while he cooks.
  • His favourite comfort food is a bacon sandwich.
  • Here you can see one of his recipe on video and maybe try it at home. (Ici tu peux voir une de ses recettes en vidéo et tu peux peut- être l’essayer à la maison)

Summer Sausage Pasta by Jamie Oliver

A famous entrepreneur: Steve Jobs

  • Steve Jobs dyslexique“A lot of dyslexics, like Apple founder Steve Jobs, are highly intelligent, even gifted. « We’re learning that individuals with dyslexia tend to have strengths in other areas, in creativity and imagination. They think outside the box, » Dr. Stefani Hines, an expert in the disorder at Beaumont Hospitals in Royal Oaks, Mich., told 28, 2012
  • Steven Jobs was born on the 24th February 1955 in San Francisco, California.
    He died, aged 56, on the 5th October 2011 in Palo Alto, California.
  • Steve Jobs found school very difficult
  • He dropped university: he did not finish his studies
  • He became CEO of one of the world’s most innovative technological companies.
  • He was a Pioneer of the personal computer revolution with Steve Wozniak
  • He created the Apple products.
  • He was very successful businessman.

Steve Jobs Introducing The iPhone At MacWorld 2007

For further with dyslexic celebrities

To continue reading on the subject here is an article from ABC News:
Celebrities with Dyslexia Who Made It Big – ABC News

(Les célébrités avec dyslexie qui ont réussi à grande échelle)


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