Language and Dyslexia
Dyslexics have problems reading and spelling correctly, and therefore often lack the facility with our language that can make one successful. Dyslexics who can compensate, and/or utilize their genius in other areas, can excel, but it is incumbent on all of us to understand this condition, and to understand that it is not an indicator of success in future life. The significant number of dyslexics who are very successful in the world argues strongly for the widespread belief that there are different forms of intelligence. Misdiagnosis of dyslexics in childhood as 'slow' is still common, and all the more sad in light of current understanding of this unusual condition.

Listed here are some outstanding dyslexics. Of particular note (at least to me) are the three New York Yankees who are all connected by their dyslexia and the pursuit of Babe Ruth's home run record, one of them being Babe Ruth himself! Interesting that half of the Beatles were dyslexic. Which U.S. President, and which of the many US actors, also shared the condition? You'd be surprised.

Antonio Banderas
Erin Brockovich
Stephen Cannell
Johnny Carson
Charles Conrad  (Astronaut)
Don Coryell  (Football Coach)
Tom Cruise
Dom DeLuise
Robert DeNiro
Michael Douglas
Kirk Douglas
Clint Eastwood
Thomas Edison
Harrison Ford
Mel Gibson
Danny Glover
Whoopi Goldberg
Tom Hanks
Johnny Irving
Bruce Jenner
Jay Leno
Greg Louganis
Mickey Mantle
Roger Maris
Paul McCartney
Edward James Olmos
George Patton
Luciano Pavarotti
Robert Rauschenberg
Johnny Reed
Jackie Robinson
Nelson Aldrich Rockefeller
Auguste Rodin
George Herman "Babe" Ruth
Charles Schwab
Tom Smothers
Ringo Starr
Donald Sutherland
John Travolta
Tina Turner
John Wayne
Woodrow Wilson
Henry Winkler