In this day & age it seems there's a name or label for everything. So many adults and children have some sort of disability - dyslexia, ADD, and autism, make up the broadest scope of them.
Dyslexia is a broad term defining a learning disability that impairs a person's fluency or accuracy in being able to read, write, and spell, and which manifests as a difficulty with phonological awareness, phonological decoding, orthographic coding, auditory short-term memory, and/or rapid naming. It's separate and distinct from reading difficulties resulting from other causes, such as a non-neurological deficiency with vision or hearing, or from poor inadequate reading instruction. It is estimated that dyslexia can affect between 5-10% of the population.
ADD, ADHD, ADHD-PI, ADHD-I The DSM-IV allows for diagnosis of the predominantly inattentive subtype of ADHD if the individual presents 6 or more of the following symptoms of inattention for at least 6 months to a point that is disruptive and inappropriate for developmental level:
- does not give close attention to details or makes careless mistakes in schoolwork, work, or other activities
- has trouble keeping attention on tasks or play activities
- does not seem to listen when spoken to directly
- does not follow instructions and fails to finish schoolwork, chores, or duties in the workplace
- has trouble organizing activities
- avoids, dislikes, or doesn't want to do things that take a lot of mental effort for a long period
- loses things needed for tasks and activities
- is easily distracted
- is forgetful in daily activities
EFT has shown to positively affect disabilities by both dealing with the underlying emotional stress that people experience due to their disability as well as helping to create useful methods of dealing with each symptom on its own.