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Cognitive Communication

Language difficulties after brain injury can be more subtle (cognitive-communication disorders). Challenges with concentration, attention, and memory in addition to decreased insight and awareness impacts higher level communication skills. Therapy addresses improving skills and strategy usage to strengthen:

  • Memory/recall skills
  • Higher-level deduction skills
  • Idioms/expressions and humour – understanding and usage
  • Social pragmatic abilities including: awareness of facial/body language and voice intonation, rules for conversation turn-taking, maintenance and conclusion, awareness of appropriate communication expectations in various environment e.g. social and workplace