Hollywood star, Jennifer Aniston, admits that being diagnosed with dyslexia in her 20s was life-changing.
In an interview with Stephen Galloway, the 45 year old actress said the discovery was made while getting prescription glasses.
“I had to read a paragraph, and they gave me a quiz, gave me 10 questions based on what I’d just read,” Ms. Aniston told the magazine.
“I think I got three right.”
Ms. Aniston is one of 62 million people in the U.S. with dyslexia.
“I had this great discovery. I felt like all of my childhood trauma-dies, tragedies, drama were explained.”
The actress who featured in the popular sitcom Friends and movies Just Go With It and Horrible Bosses, said that having difficulties reading and writing impacted her education and self-image.
According to the International Dyslexia Association, almost 80 percent of children who are categorized with learning disabilities in the United States fall somewhere on the dyslexia spectrum.
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Sandie is a speech-language pathologist with more than 30 years of experience in the private practice sector. She is Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication Sciences & Disorders at University of North Carolina Greensboro, and founder/owner of the Language & Learning Clinic, PLLC, a private practice in Elkin, NC, and Greensboro, NC, specializing in communication disorders, including disorders of reading and written language.
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