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Diagnostic criteria for 315.31 Mixed Receptive-Expressive Language Disorder

These criteria are obsolete.

DSM Criteria
DSM Version
DSM IV - TR
DSM Criteria

(new code as of 10/01/96: 315.32)

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 present, code the condition on Axis III.

Reprinted with permission from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision. Copyright 2000 American Psychiatric Association

DSM Version
DSM IV
DSM Criteria

(new code as of 10/01/96: 315.32)

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 present, code the condition on Axis III.

Reprinted with permission from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition. Copyright 1994 American Psychiatric Association