Specific developmental disorders categorizes specific learning disabilities and developmental disorders affecting coordination.
The tenth revision of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) has four categories of specific developmental disorder: specifc developmental disorders of speech and language, specific developmental disorders of scholastic skills, specific developmental disorder of motor function, and mixed specific developmental disorder.
Specific developmental disorders of speech and language
Specific developmental disorders of scholastic skills (SDDSS)
Specific developmental disorder of motor function
Mixed specific developmental disorder
- Mixed specific developmental disorder (F83)
The text revision of the fourth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV-TR) categorizes specific developmental disorders as communication disorders, learning disorders, and motor skills disorders. They are all "Disorders Usually First Diagnosed in Infancy, Childhood, or Adolescence," which also includes pervasive developmental disorders (i.e., the autistic spectrum), attention-deficit and disruptive behavior disorders, feeding and eating disorders, tic disorders, elimination disorders, and other disorders like selective mutism, separation anxiety disorder, and reactive attachment disorder.
Motor Skills Disorders