ARE THERE FAMOUS PEOPLE WITH DYSPRAXIA / DCD?
It can be helpful to know that having a specific learning difficulty does not mean that you can not achieve your goals. Indeed, many people with SpLDs play to their strengths which can include creativity, lateral thinking, being empathetic, etc. Over the years, I have assessed many artists, photographers, architects, company directors, teachers, nurses, GPs, vets, an A&E consultant and an international human rights lawyer.
Here are names of just some famous people with dyspraxia/DCD who have not let their difficulties hold them back:
Film, television and music: Daniel Radcliffe, Robin Williams, Marilyn Monroe, Stephen Fry
Successful business people and scientists: Sir Richard Branson, Einstein (could not tie his laces as a child or adult), Isaac Newton, Bill Gates
Authors: Emily Bronte, Ernest Hemingway
Artists and photographers: David Bailey, Picasso