Magic Johnson Dyslexia

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DYSLEXIA What do Magic Johnson, Cher and Richard Branson have in common? They all suffered Dyslexia as kids. Magic Johnson was teased by his classmates for his condition, but took summer classes to prove that he could read. Richard Branson left school at the age of 16, after realizing that he could not concentrate in class, or understand half of what the teachers were teaching. Cher also dropped out of school at the age of 16, when she realized she could not keep up. What is Dyslexia? Dyslexia is as a learning disorder where one is unable to read or interpret words. It can be mild or severe. It only affects certain skills and abilities, but not a person’s general level of intelligence. Cher says she scored D’s and F’s in some classes and A’s and B’s in others. What are some of the symptoms associated with Dyslexia? • Speech problems, e.g. difficult pronunciation, delayed speech. • Difficulty in self expression •…show more content…
Though it is a lifelong problem, dyslexia can be improved with educational programmes structured towards this problem. Richard Branson admitted that he still struggles with Dyslexia even as an adult. Even though someone with dyslexia may feel left out, there have been numerous success stories of people who have beat the odds and become very successful. Cher is a world renown singer and actress. Even though she has dyslexia, it does not stop her from pursuing an acting career. She may read her scripts slowly, but she is able to memorize them. Richard Branson is a billionaire who realized that even though he could not read, he had different skills. He started a school magazine that became successful and the beginning of his empire. Today he runs his own empire, Virgin Group of companies. He did not let his learning disability deter him from pursuing his dreams. Magic Johnson was told by one of his school’s security guards that he would never amount to anything. He went on to become one of the greatest basketball player’s of all

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