Cognitive Communication Disorders

Cognition includes cognitive processes and systems (e.g., attention, perception, memory, organization, executive function). Areas of function affected by cognitive impairments include behavioral self-regulation, social interaction, activities of daily living, learning and academic performance, and vocational performance. Subtle cognitive deficits may not be apparent in that they emerge only when cognitive, linguistic, emotional, and social demands of the situation are sufficiently challenging affecting daily function.

Cognitive Communication Disorders

Cognitive Communication Disorders can cause struggles with:

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Activities of daily living / Self-care for processing and expression / Performance

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Attention to tasks

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Behavioral self-regulation

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Checking / Bill payment

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Comprehension of medication use

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Engagement in meaningful receptive / expressive activities

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Executive function & goal attainment

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Flexibility for processing

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Initiation of tasks & follow through for processing

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Judgment for processing safety for tasks related to self

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Learning and academics affected by deficits for comprehension / expression

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Mail / Email

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Organization

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Orientation

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Perception

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Performance

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Phone / Communication use

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Planning & Organizing

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Problem solving

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Reasoning

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Sustained attention

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Social interaction

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Time management

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Turn taking

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Vocational performance

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Working memory