Cognitive Communication Therapy

Therapy for cognitive communication focuses on the underlying cognitive processes that can impact a person’s overall communication in terms of their ability to speak, listen and understand, read or write. People who have an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) may require cognitive communication therapy to address challenges with attention, memory, organizational skills, and self-awareness. The more serious the injury, the more likely it is the individual will experience multiple challenges, which can have an impact on their life in a variety of significant ways.

Speech-Language Pathologists are highly skilled individuals who are trained to assess and treat cognitive communication skills.

At S.L. Hunter SpeechWorks, the clinicians are equipped with up-to-date technology and resources to help people who are experiencing cognitive communication challenges. First, they conduct a comprehensive assessment of the client, using formal and/or informal assessment tools to evaluate skills such as listening, comprehension, social communication, insight and awareness. Next, they create a unique treatment plan designed to rebuild, reroute or reorganize affected connections within the brain and to provide appropriate strategies to enable the client to successfully deal with challenges that may arise.

This therapy can potentially be used to treat the following:

Acoustic Neuroma

Pressure from the neuroma can cause hearing loss, ringing in your ear, balance problems, facial numbness or muscle weakness. 

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ALS

ALS is a disease that gradually paralyzes the patient as the brain loses its ability to communicate with the muscles of the body.

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Brain Aneurysm

An aneurysm in the brain is a bulge or ballooning in a blood vessel of the brain. If the aneurysm gets large enough it can cause pressure on areas of the brain.

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Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) or acquired brain injury (ABI) is an injury to the brain caused by trauma to the head or body.

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Cognitive Communication

The term “cognitive communication disorder” may sound intimidating, but it denotes a broad range of problems resulting from an acquired brain injury.

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Concussion

This injury is usually caused by a blow to the head, but can also be caused by shaking or a blow to the upper body.

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Learning Disability

A person with a learning disability may have impaired language processing, phonological processing, visual spatial processing, and more.

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Stroke

The severity of the stroke depends on the amount of damage and the location of the injured area in the brain. 

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