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Reading Disorder Symptoms and DSM-IV Diagnosis

Reading Disorder Symptoms and Diagnosis Overview:

attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHDReading Disorder symptoms and diagnostic criteria follow below. While some of these Reading 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 Reading Disorder symptoms in making proper diagnosis, including frequently medical and psychological testing considerations. This information on Reading Disorder symptoms and diagnostic criteria are for information purposes only and should never replace the judgment and comprehensive assessment of a trained mental health clinician.


Diagnostic criteria for 315.00 Reading Disorder

A. Reading achievement. as measured by individually  administered standardized tests of reading accuracy or comprehension. is substantially below that expected given the person's chronological age, measured intelligence, and age-appropriate education.

B.   The disturbance in Criterion A significantly interferes with academic achievement or activities of daily living that require reading skills.

C.   If a sensory deficit is present, the reading difficulties are in excess of those usually associated with it..

Coding note, If a general medical (e.g.. neurological) condition or sensory deficit is present, code the condilion on Axis III.

Also, See: Other Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence

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