ICD-10 Diagnosis Code F80.8

Other developmental disorders of speech and language

Diagnosis Code F80.8

ICD-10: F80.8
Short Description: Other developmental disorders of speech and language
Long Description: Other developmental disorders of speech and language
This is the 2017 version of the ICD-10-CM diagnosis code F80.8


Code Classification
  • Mental and behavioural disorders (F00–F99)
    • Pervasive and specific developmental disorders (F80-F89)
      • Specific developmental disorders of speech and language (F80)

Information for Patients


Speech and Communication Disorders

Also called: Communication disorders

Many disorders can affect our ability to speak and communicate. They range from saying sounds incorrectly to being completely unable to speak or understand speech. Causes include

  • Hearing disorders and deafness
  • Voice problems, such as dysphonia or those caused by cleft lip or palate
  • Speech problems like stuttering
  • Developmental disabilities
  • Learning disorders
  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Brain injury
  • Stroke

Some speech and communication problems may be genetic. Often, no one knows the causes. By first grade, about 5 percent of children have noticeable speech disorders. Speech and language therapy can help.

NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

  • Apraxia
  • Dysarthria
  • Phonological disorder
  • Selective mutism
  • Speech impairment (adult)


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