What are cognitive-communication disorders?

A cognitive-communication disorder is a broad term to describe any aspect of communication that is affected by disruption of thinking. Communication may be verbal or nonverbal and includes listening, speaking, gesturing, reading and writing in all domains of language.

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Cognition includes processes such as:

Individuals with cognitive-communication difficulties often struggle with:

Given the high incidence and prevalence of cognitive-communication disorders and their potentially serious consequences—including negative impacts on social, academic and vocational success—appropriate preventive efforts, assessment, diagnosis and management are critical.