ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 315.39

Speech/language dis NEC

Diagnosis Code 315.39

ICD-9: 315.39
Short Description: Speech/language dis NEC
Long Description: Other developmental speech or language disorder
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 315.39

Code Classification
  • Mental disorders
    • Neurotic disorders, personality disorders, and other nonpsychotic mental disorders (300-316)
      • 315 Specific delays in development

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Articulation disorder due to hyperkinesis
  • Compensatory phonatory substitution
  • Conversation content inappropriate
  • Conversation content limited
  • Delayed pre-verbal development
  • Developmental articulation disorder
  • Developmental dyslalia
  • Developmental motor speech disorder
  • Developmental receptive language disorder
  • Developmental speech disorder
  • Developmental verbal dyspraxia
  • Discourse difficulties
  • Discourse disorder
  • Dyslexia AND/OR speech dysfunction
  • Immature sound system
  • Lexical syntactic disorder
  • Limited sound system
  • Mild developmental articulation disorder
  • Motor speech disorder
  • Non-contrastive sound system
  • Normal non-fluency
  • On examination - speech delay
  • Phoneme-grapheme conversion deficit
  • Phonological delay
  • Phonological disorder
  • Phonological programming deficit
  • Phonological syntactic disorder
  • Poverty of speech
  • Receptive language disorder
  • Semantic-pragmatic disorder
  • Specific language impairment
  • Speech and language disorder
  • Speech and language dyspraxias
  • Speech and phonology impairments
  • Speech babble
  • Speech limited

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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Information for Patients

Speech and Language Problems in Children

Children vary in their development of speech and language skills. Health professionals have milestones for what's normal. These milestones help determine if a child is on track or if he or she may need extra help. For example, a child usually has one or two words like "Hi," "dog," "Dada," or "Mama" by her first birthday.

Sometimes a delay may be caused by hearing loss, while other times it may be due to a speech or language disorder. Language disorders can mean that the child has trouble understanding what others say or difficulty sharing her thoughts. Children who have trouble producing speech sounds correctly or who hesitate or stutter when talking may have a speech disorder.

If your child's speech or language appears to be delayed, talk to your child's doctor.

NIH: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

  • Language disorder - children

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