Keith Harris: I lost a £7m fortune because of my dyslexia


The Independent
Adam Lusher 7/27/14

Dyslexic ventriloquist loses a fortune

Ventriloquist Keith Harris revealed that he lost a £7m fortune because his dyslexia prevented him from properly reading contracts. The 66-year-old, who found fame in the 1980s with his puppet sidekick Orville the Duck, said he was dubbed “thick” at school.

According to Dr. Harold Levinson, many gifted non-reading dyslexic patients of mine achieved financial success by bonding with both lawyers and accountants. In fact, their professionals often didn’t even know their clients were dyslexic. Feeling dumb and brainless prevented many from openly admitting their disorder. That’s what happened to Keith Harris.

Had Keith Harris been properly diagnosed and medically treated for his disorder, he would likely have significantly benefited from my research initially published in 1973. I discovered Dyslexia was due to a simple signal-scrambling disorder of inner-ear and cerebellar origin. And 75-85% of children and adults respond favorably, rapidly and often dramatically to inner-ear-enhancing meds and nutrients.

In fact, one of my speech impaired dyslexic adults, Gary Howell, later became a ventriloquist free of most of his prior symptoms following treatment. He volunteered his insights on my website.

About Dr. Harold Levinson
Formerly Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at New York University Medical Center, Dr. Harold Levinson is currently Director of the Levinson Medical Center for Learning Disabilities in Long Island, New York. He is a well-known neuropsychiatrist, clinical researcher and author. For more information, call 1(800)334-7323 or visit:


By Harold Levinson, MD

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