ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 784.59

Speech disturbance NEC

Diagnosis Code 784.59

ICD-9: 784.59
Short Description: Speech disturbance NEC
Long Description: Other speech disturbance
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 784.59

Code Classification
  • Symptoms, signs, and ill-defined conditions (780–799)
    • Symptoms (780-789)
      • 784 Symptoms involving head and neck

Information for Medical Professionals

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  • Acquired dysphasias
  • Amphoric voice
  • Anarthria
  • Anterior dysphasia
  • Articulatory defect
  • Articulatory defect due to conductive hearing loss
  • Articulatory defect secondary to dental defect
  • Articulatory dyspraxia
  • Bradylalia
  • Broca's dysphasia
  • Congenital dysphasia
  • Congenital receptive dysphasia
  • Difficulty articulating clearly
  • Difficulty articulating words
  • Difficulty imitating speech sounds
  • Difficulty making movements for speech
  • Difficulty making speech sounds
  • Difficulty placing for articulation
  • Difficulty using blended sounds
  • Difficulty using clicks in speech
  • Difficulty using consonant vowel combination
  • Difficulty using consonant vowel consonant combination
  • Difficulty using correct manner of articulation
  • Difficulty using glottalic airstream for speech
  • Difficulty using pulmonic airstream for speech
  • Difficulty using secondary articulation
  • Difficulty using single consonant
  • Difficulty using single vowels
  • Difficulty using sounds in isolation
  • Difficulty using velaric airstream for speech
  • Disturbance in speech
  • Disturbance in speech rhythm
  • Does not articulate clearly
  • Does not articulate words
  • Does not imitate speech sounds
  • Does not make movements for speech
  • Does not make speech sounds
  • Does not use clicks in speech
  • Does not use glottalic airstream for speech
  • Does not use pulmonic airstream for speech
  • Does not use respiratory support for speech
  • Does not use secondary articulation
  • Does not use velaric airstream for speech
  • Dysfluency
  • Dyslalia
  • Dysphasia
  • Dyspraxia of velopharynx
  • Dysprosody of
  • Efferent motor dysphasia
  • Embololalia
  • Explosive speech
  • Expressive dysphasia
  • Fluent aphasia
  • Frontal dynamic dysphasia
  • Has difficulty with speech
  • Hypophonia
  • Impairment of speech form
  • Impairment of voice production
  • Incoherent speech
  • Lalling
  • Logorrhea
  • Mimmation
  • Mirror speech
  • Mixed dysphasia
  • Mixed transcortical dysphasia
  • Motor dysprosody
  • Mussitation
  • Nasal and facial grimacing associated with speaking
  • Nasal emission on pressure consonants
  • Non-Alzheimer's progressive dysphasia
  • Non-fluent aphasia
  • On examination - dysphasia - motor
  • On examination - dysphasia - sensory
  • On examination - speech defect
  • Oral dyspraxia
  • Oral-verbal dyspraxia
  • Paraphrasia
  • Posterior dysphasia
  • Pressure of speech
  • Receptive dysphasia
  • Reduced intraoral pressure
  • Restricted sound system
  • Semantic dysphasia
  • Slurred speech
  • Slurring
  • Specific speech impairment
  • Speech dysfunction
  • Speech problem
  • Staccato speech
  • Transcortical motor dysphasia
  • Transcortical sensory dysphasia
  • Unable to articulate clearly
  • Unable to articulate words
  • Unable to imitate speech sounds
  • Unable to make movements for speech
  • Unable to make speech sounds
  • Unable to place for articulation
  • Unable to use blended sounds
  • Unable to use clicks in speech
  • Unable to use consonant vowel combination
  • Unable to use consonant vowel consonant combination
  • Unable to use correct manner of articulation
  • Unable to use glottalic airstream for speech
  • Unable to use pulmonic airstream for speech
  • Unable to use respiratory support for speech
  • Unable to use secondary articulation
  • Unable to use single consonant
  • Unable to use single vowels
  • Unable to use sounds in isolation
  • Unable to use velaric airstream for speech
  • Velopharyngeal inadequacy
  • Velopharyngeal mislearning
  • Verbal dyspraxia
  • Verbigeration
  • Wernicke's dysphasia

Index of Diseases and Injuries
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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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