Cognitive Communication Disorders

Cognitive communication disorders can cause difficulty for adults in thinking, using language, social skills, including: 

  • Attention and concentration when performing daily activities, 

  • Difficulty in focusing on conversations or missing important information, 

  • executive function,

  •  orientation (understanding person/place/time),

  •  organization, 

  • memory, difficulty accessing information (such as remembering people's names or relevant information in a conversation),

  •  social communication (difficulty following the rules of verbal and non-verbal communication, such as understanding jokes, saying inappropriate comments, jumping into conversations at the wrong time, or not using facial expressions),

  •  understanding instructions (difficulty understanding instructions, presentations, movies, television, and radio) 

  • Reading and writing (difficulty reading and writing) can make it hard to complete job tasks and schoolwork, participate in their communities, or enjoy books, magazines, newspapers, and online media).

  • Verbal Reasoning, insight, and judgment

  • Problem solving

Different types of cognitive disorders are: