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Overcoming Dyslexia as an Obstacle to Success

Dyslexia Quiz

Match the Famous People’s names to the ‘Obstacles Experienced’:



  • Jamie Oliver

Famous chef and celebrity

Was put in the ‘stupid row’ when at primary school; later, as an unemployed and struggling single parent, wrote on scraps of paper in a local café.
  • F W Woolworth

Famous for founding the ‘Woolworths’ chain of shops

Enjoys writing songs and tried to get into reading but just can’t get into that ‘book thing’.
  • Richard Branson

Famous entrepreneur

Achieved his greatest work after the age of 46, by which time he was completely deaf.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

A famous composer

Being dyslexic has helped him in the business world – he sees some things more clearly than others.
  • Alexander Graham Bell

Famous for inventing the telephone in 1876

Didn’t speak until he was four and didn’t read until he was seven.  His teacher described him as ‘mentally slow, unsociable and adrift forever in his foolish dreams’.
  • J K Rowling

A famous writer

Was told by his employers at the shop where he worked that he was not good enough to service customers.
  • Albert Einstein

A brilliant physicist

Was told after a meeting with the President, “That’s an amazing invention, but who would want to use one of them?”
  • Robbie Williams

Famous singer

Didn’t do well at school; people thought he was ‘thick’.

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