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Aphasia and Cognitive Communication Disorder

Aphasia and Cognitive Communication Disorder

When people have a stroke, their communicative skills are often affected. This is commonly a result of a condition called aphasia. Aphasia can impact all four components of language: speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The major causes of Aphasia are a cerebral vascular accident or head trauma, but aphasia can also be the result of brain tumors, brain infections, or neurodegenerative diseases.

If you have experienced a stroke, brain injury, or dementia, you may also have impaired cognitive communication abilities. This can present itself through any or all of the six domains of cognitive functioning: attention, executive functioning, language, memory, social cognition, and visuospatial skills.

We treat speech, language, and cognition concerns resulting from brain injury, concussion, stroke, and progressive neurological diseases such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, and Parkinson’s. Contact us today for more information.

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