What we see most often: the ICD Diagnostic Codes
The medical profession has established an international coding system for diseases and dysfunctions. Collectively these are known as the International Classification Codes of Diseases (ICD codes).
For example, if a doctor in Spain needs to locate information on Hepatitis he can find this disease and specific information regarding it in a medical ICD handbook through its ICD code. Speech and Language Pathologists use this same universal code to diagnose and label dysfunctions within their specialty.
Although there are a wide variety of Speech and Language disorders and ICDs, the most prevalent that we see at Children’s Speech Care Center are:
We will discuss each of these in alphabetical
order over the next several pages.
We will also discuss some of the other less
common dysfunctions in section "Other Speech and
Language Impairments and Disorders".