Cognitive Communication Impairments

Cognitive communication impairments may occur after a stroke, brain injury, brain tumor or with degenerative neurological disorders (brain diseases that get worse over time). These impairments may impact a person’s memory, attention and thinking skills. Cognitive communication therapy begins with an assessment of cognitive skills and collaboration with the client/family to set goals. The treatment sessions provide interactions, functional practice and appropriate strategy use to improve problem solving, memory and attention. Therapy is client centered working with clients/families to develop goal areas that improve quality of life.

Characteristics of cognitive communication impairments:

  • Difficulty initiating, organizing and planning
  • Impairment with orientation to person, place or time
  • Memory problems
  • Unable to problem solve everyday tasks (safety, bill paying, cooking etc.)
  • Poor judgement or safety awareness
  • Difficulty with attention or focusing on tasks
  • Unable to multitask
  • Word finding issues
  • Difficulty with abstract language and reasoning skills
  • Poor insight to deficits


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