It’s World Dyslexia Awareness Week from Oct 2 to 7, when we commemorate dyslexia sufferers across the globe. Dyslexia is a learning disability where people have trouble reading and comprehending words, and struggle with spelling and writing. In Singapore, it’s estimated that 23, 000 preschool, primary and secondary school kids are dyslexic, and the Dyslexia Association of Singapore offers help to them and their families.
If you or your kids are dyslexic, never fear: Dyslexia may pose a challenge in school, and with literacy, but there are plenty of people who’ve overcome it. Here are some famous – and very successful – celebs you might not have realised are dyslexic.