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Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder Symptoms and DSM-IV Diagnosis

Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder Symptoms and Diagnosis Overview:

Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder symptoms and diagnostic criteria follow below. While some of these Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language 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 Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder symptoms in making proper diagnosis, including frequently medical and psychological testing considerations. This information on Mixed Receptive-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 Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder

A. The scores obtained from a battery of standardized individually admin­istered measures of both receptive and expressive language develop­ment are substantially below those obtained from standardized measures of nonverbal intellectual capacity. Symptoms include those for Expressive Language Disorder as well as difficulty understanding words, sentences, or specific types of words, such as spatial terms. 

B. The difficulties with receptive and expressive language significantly interfere with academic or occupational achievement or with social communication.

C.  Criteria are not met for a Pervasive Developmental Disorder.

D.     If Mental Retardation, a speech-motor or sensory deficit, or environmen­tal deprivation is present, the language difficulties are in excess of those usually associated with these problems. 

Coding Note: if a speech-motor or sensory deficit or a neurological condition is percent, code the condition on Axis III.

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

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