Sep 5, 2008

Harry Potter has a Learning Disability....

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....sort of. Daniel Radcliffe, the actor who plays Harry Potter, has confirmed that he has dyspraxia. Dyspraxia is a disorder that affects motor development. According to NCLD

People with dyspraxia have difficulty planning and completing intended fine motor tasks. It is estimated that as many as 6% of all children show some signs of dyspraxia, and in the general population, about 70% of those affected by dyspraxia are male. Dyspraxia can affect different areas of functioning, varying from simple motor tasks such as waving goodbye to more complex tasks like brushing teeth.

What a positive role model for other children who have the same condition. They could easily look at Daniel's mega success and find encouragement and hope. They could see that he overcame his disorder and succeeded in spite of it. Thanks for sharing and acknowledging your dyspraxia, Daniel. You may very well become a true hero to our LD children!

To learn more about dyspraxia visit You can alo read the article pertaining to Daniel's admission on Britain's Daily Mail website.

1 comment:

  1. Very cool - millions of Dyslexic children will be relieved to discover that some body eise is just like me -

    Eric Wolf


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