With all of the lines he has to memorize and deliver as a famous actor, no one would suspect that a guidance counselor once described Danny Glover as retarded in school.

Back in the 1950’s, there wasn’t a real discussion of dyslexia and other learning differences so Glover, an undiagnosed dyslexic at the time, wasn’t able to get the assistance he needed. Luckily, he was able to make it to college where the world of education became less frustrating for him as he was able to meet different people with different perspectives.

Glover was able to get into acting and developed strategies in order to memorize his lines. Now, he is speaking out to both children with learning differences and their parents to create an open dialogue about life, the world, and how to become a better citizen. He shares his experiences of living with dyslexia as well as his thoughts on education and the arts.

 

With all of the lines he has to memorize and deliver as a famous actor, no one would suspect that a guidance counselor once described Danny Glover as retarded in school.