Sunday, February 03, 2008

Famous Dyscalculics

Thomas Edison (inventor)

Cher (singer, actress)

Hans Christian Anderson (Danish author of several World-famous fairytales like "The Little Mermaid", "The Snow Queen", "The Ugly Duckling")

Benjamin Franklin (one of the Founding Fathers of the United States, author, politician, scientist, philosopher, publisher, inventor, diplomat...)

Henry Winkler (best known as The Fonz from Happy Days, now a published author of several childrens's books about children with learning disabilities)

Mary Tyler Moore (from The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Dick Van Dyke Show, That 70's Show, countless tv productions...)

And then there's the character Max Lopez from The George Lopez Show and Liberty from Degrassi: The Next Generation.

DISCLAIMER: For obvious reasons Hans Christian Andersen, Ben Franklin, Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison did not get diagnosed with dyscalculia - so we don't claim that they are dyscalculic, but chose to add them in this video because studies show that they in fact had significant problems with numbers depite being highly gifted in other areas - that's how a dyscalculic is.


Special Ed said...

Great video loved it! Glad to see im not alone! =)

Jude said...

great video:) I new about some of these people but not all..Thanks for letting me join in from CA!

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