ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 784.51


Diagnosis Code 784.51

ICD-9: 784.51
Short Description: Dysarthria
Long Description: Dysarthria
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 784.51

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions
    • Symptoms (780-789)
      • 784 Symptoms involving head and neck

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
  • Dysarthria - care
  • Phonological disorder
  • Selective mutism
  • Speech impairment (adult)

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