It is believed that 5% of the population in the UK suffer from some form of dyspraxia. But it does not stop those suffering with symptoms of dyspraxia from excelling their in respective fields. Here are some people that have gained fame through their dedication, and one could argue, the assistance of dyspraxia.
Are dyspraxics more creative?
Florence Welch: the singer/songwriter has spoken of how dyspraxia affects her, and she views it in a positive light. Creativity is something that is often associated with dyspraxia and Florence has certainly given credence to that theory.
Daniel Radcliffe: Mr. Harry Potter himself has been known to muddle up his words and cast the odd spell incorrectly. Daniel has spoken about his mild dyspraxic symptoms and the things he does to aid living with dyspraxia.
David Baily: world famous snapper David Baily is dyspraxic according to the research, demonstrating his strengths through the lens using his creativity.
Cara Delevingne: the supermodel has been documented saying that she had struggled at school due to her dyspraxia.
Ellis Genge: He may not be that famous but Ellis is a professional rugby player. Dyspraxia affects hand to eye co-ordination and spacial awareness. This guy defies this on a weekly basis when he turns out for his team. He discussed in Daily Mail article how dyspraxia affects him.
Rory Bremner: The comedian famous for his impressions, is multi-talented and has spoken openly in the past about his ADHD and dyspraxia. This interview with him is interesting.
The “maybe” list of famous people with dyspraxia
There are quite a few well-known names, to say the least, that are thought of as being dyspraxic or has having had dyspraxic tendencies.
There is no evidence to prove that those included on that list were in fact, adults living with dyspraxia, but there is a possibility that some of the greatest scientists, artists, musicians, writers and actors the World has known, were and are dyspraxic.