ICD-9 Diagnosis Code 784.61

Alexia and dyslexia

Diagnosis Code 784.61

ICD-9: 784.61
Short Description: Alexia and dyslexia
Long Description: Alexia and dyslexia
This is the 2014 version of the ICD-9-CM diagnosis code 784.61

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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Index of Diseases and Injuries
References found for the code 784.61 in the Index of Diseases and Injuries:

    • Agraphia (absolute) 784.69
      • with alexia 784.61
    • Alexia (congenital) (developmental) 315.01
      • secondary to organic lesion 784.61
    • Blindness (acquired) (congenital) (both eyes) 369.00
      • word (developmental) 315.01
        • acquired 784.61
        • secondary to organic lesion 784.61
    • Dyslexia 784.61
      • developmental 315.02
      • secondary to organic lesion 784.61
    • Word
      • blindness (congenital) (developmental) 315.01
        • secondary to organic lesion 784.61

Information for Patients

Learning Disorders

Also called: Learning differences, Learning disabilities

Learning disorders affect how a person understands, remembers and responds to new information. People with learning disorders may have problems

  • Listening or paying attention
  • Speaking
  • Reading or writing
  • Doing math

Although learning disorders occur in very young children, they are usually not recognized until the child reaches school age. About one-third of children who have learning disabilities also have ADHD, which makes it hard to focus.

Evaluation and testing by a trained professional can help identify a learning disorder. The next step is special education, which involves helping your child in the areas where he or she needs the most help. Sometimes tutors or speech or language therapists also work with the children. Learning disorders do not go away, but strategies to work around them can make them less of a problem.

NIH: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

  • Developmental reading disorder
  • Disorder of written expression
  • Mathematics disorder

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