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Descriptor in English: Specific Learning Disorder
Descriptor in Spanish: Trastorno Específico de Aprendizaje
Descriptor in Portuguese: Transtorno de Aprendizagem Específico
Descriptor in French: Trouble spécifique d'apprentissage
Entry term(s): Disorder, Specific Learning
Learning Disorder, Specific
Learning Disorders, Specific
Specific Learning Disorders
Tree number(s): F03.625.562.700
Scope note: Diagnosed when there are specific deficits in an individual’s ability to perceive or process information efficiently and accurately. This disorder first manifests during the years of formal schooling and is characterized by persistent and impairing difficulties with learning foundational academic skills in reading, writing, and/or math. The individual’s performance of the affected academic skills is well below average for age, or acceptable performance levels are achieved only with extraordinary effort. Specific learning disorder may occur in individuals identified as intellectually gifted and manifest only when the learning demands or assessment procedures (e.g., timed tests) pose barriers that cannot be overcome by their innate intelligence and compensatory strategies. For all individuals, specific learning disorder can produce lifelong impairments in activities dependent on the skills, including occupational performance. (from DSM-V)
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VI virology
History Note: 2016
DeCS UI: 56100
Descriptor UI: D000067559
Date Established: 2016/01/01
Date of Entry: 2015/07/01
Revision Date: 2015/02/10
Specific Learning Disorder - Preferred
Concept UI M000600172
Scope note Diagnosed when there are specific deficits in an individual’s ability to perceive or process information efficiently and accurately. This disorder first manifests during the years of formal schooling and is characterized by persistent and impairing difficulties with learning foundational academic skills in reading, writing, and/or math. The individual’s performance of the affected academic skills is well below average for age, or acceptable performance levels are achieved only with extraordinary effort. Specific learning disorder may occur in individuals identified as intellectually gifted and manifest only when the learning demands or assessment procedures (e.g., timed tests) pose barriers that cannot be overcome by their innate intelligence and compensatory strategies. For all individuals, specific learning disorder can produce lifelong impairments in activities dependent on the skills, including occupational performance. (from DSM-V)
Preferred term Specific Learning Disorder
Entry term(s) Disorder, Specific Learning
Learning Disorder, Specific
Learning Disorders, Specific
Specific Learning Disorders



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