Cognitive-Communication Disorder: Difficulty with any part of communication that is affected by a disruption of the cognitive processes (memory, attention, organization, planning, and problem solving).
Causes of Cognitive Communication Include: stroke, traumatic brain injuries, brain tumors, degenerative diseases, such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s disease.
People with Cognitive-Communication Disorder may exhibit:
- Dysarthria (slurred speech)
- Apraxia (inability to coordinate facial and oral muscles)
- Aphasia (difficulty with speaking and understanding language)
- Trouble participating in conversations
- Trouble responding appropriately or socially acceptable manner
- Trouble reading and/or writing
- Trouble reasoning, making decisions, and problem solving while communicating.
- Difficulty remembering their conversations and experiences.