A cognitive communication disorder occurs as a result of damage to parts of the brain that control language and cognitive skills, such as memory and the processing of information. If any of these skills are impaired, it can affect the ability to communicate successfully. A Speech Language Pathologist (SLP) and Occupational Therapist can assist with the diagnosis and treatment of this type of disorder.
The effects of a cognitive communication disorder depend on the type of brain injury and how severely the brain has been damaged.
Some people have difficulty with paying attention, processing what they see or hear and remembering new information. This can make it difficult to:
People with changes to their cognitive communication skills may:
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