Language Disorder Symptoms and DSM-IV Diagnosis
Language Disorder Symptoms and Diagnosis Overview:
Expressive Language Disorder
symptoms and diagnostic criteria follow below. While some of these Expressive
Disorder symptoms may be recognized by family, teachers, legal and medical
professionals, and others, only properly trained mental health
professionals (psychologists, psychiatrists, professional counselors etc.) can
or should even attempt to make a mental health diagnosis. Many additional
factors are considered in addition to the Expressive Language Disorder symptoms in making
proper diagnosis, including frequently medical and psychological testing
considerations. This information on Expressive Language Disorder symptoms and diagnostic
criteria are for information purposes only and should never replace the judgement and comprehensive assessment of a trained mental health clinician.
Diagnostic criteria for 315.31 Expressive Language
A. The scores obtained from standardized individually
of expressive language development are substantially below those
obtained from standardized measures of both nonverbal intellectual
receptive language development. The disturbance may be
symptoms that include having a markedly limited
errors in tense, or having difficulty
or producing sentences with developmentally
appropriate length or complexity.
difficulties with expressive language interfere with academic or occupational
achievement or with social communication.
C. Criteria are not met for Mixed Receptive-Expressive
Language Disorder or
a Pervasive Developmental Disorder.
If Mental Retardation, a speech-motor or sensory deficit,
or environmental deprivation is present, the language difficulties are in
excess of those
associated with these problems.
If a general medical (e.g.. neurological) condition or sensory deficit
code the condition on Axis IlI.
Also, See: Other Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in
Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence
Other Mental Health
Diagnostic Symptoms and Criteria
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