Video: Dav Pilkey, creator of Captain Underpants, on growing up with ADHD and dyslexia

By The Understood Team

Best-selling children’s author Dav Pilkey has and . He struggled with these issues in school — but now he sees them as his superpowers. Watch this video to see how his learning and thinking differences helped him create Captain Underpants and Dog Man.

Want to see more of Pilkey’s personal story? Go to Understood founding partner Reading Rockets.

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    The Understood Team is made up of passionate writers and editors. Many of them have kids who learn and think differently.