Learning disabilities are the most common type of disability for school-aged children. According to Pew Research Center, 1 in 3 students receive educational services under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act for learning disabilities; this surpasses support for students with speech impairments and chronic health problems.

Learning disabilities are neurodevelopmental disorders that affect people's ability to read and write, solve math problems, speak, and listen or focus. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, multiple learning disabilities can overlap, or they can be "isolated," having a variable impact on the people living with them.

Dyslexia—trouble with reading, spelling, and writing—is the most common learning disability, affecting approximately one-fifth of the U.S. population. Dyscalculia is another common diagnosis, causing difficulty comprehending numbers and math calculations. It's important to remember that not all learning disabilities are the same and that consulting a professional clinical expert can determine an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan.

Learning disabilities can affect anyone, and facing these unique learning struggles does not mean an individual is incapable of achieving great things. In fact, many of the world's most famous actors, musicians, and athletes—whether diagnosed as a child or as an adult—have lived and thrived while learning differently.

Marker Learning compiled a list of celebrities you may not realize are affected by learning disabilities, using various news sources. Keep reading to learn more about 25 famous figures who have overcome struggles with learning to become highly successful in their respective fields.

Celebrities Who Have Learning Disabilities

Marker Learning compiled a list of 25 celebrities you may not realize are affected by learning disabilities, using a variety of news sources. 

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