What is a Cognitive-Communication Disorder?

What exactly is a cognitive-communication disorder? How is it diagnosed and treated? Discover the types of cognitive impairments that impact communication in brain injury survivors. Find out more about cognitive-linguistic disorders here!

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App Guides

If you’re not already using Tactus Therapy apps, you’re missing out on the best cognition apps! Conversation Therapy, Visual Attention Therapy, Spaced Retrieval Therapy, Number Therapy, and Category Therapy are all designed for users with cognitive disorders and the speech-language professionals who help them.

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Download this up-to-date list of apps that can be used by brain injury survivors at home or in the community.

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Read this App-titude article from the ASHA Leader about the best apps for brain injury assessment, treatment, and support.

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Education & Support

Left neglect is a perceptual disorder common after right hemisphere strokes. Find out what left neglect is all about, how it is diagnosed, and what the best treatments for this fascinating and often devastating disorder.
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Therapy Blog Posts

We use categories to organize our world and our thoughts. The aisles of a grocery store, the clothes in our closets, and the books in the library are all arranged and sorted based on categories. Our ability to understand and navigate these categories makes it easy to find what we’re looking for more efficiently. People who have difficulty speaking often have trouble with categories. They may struggle to see how items are connected, and without this connection, they have more difficulty finding the word they are looking for.

Categories are used to organize our words & our world

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Therapy Guides

The evidence base for treating right-hemisphere cognitive-communication disorders is slowly growing. Read the latest systematic review on what works from a great EBP search site – SpeechBite.
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Don’t have time to keep up with all the latest evidence? ASHA has made it easy to keep your practice evidence-based with this handy map of the evidence for assessment and treatment of TBI in adults.
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Don’t have time to keep up with all the latest evidence? ASHA has made it easy to keep your practice evidence-based with this handy map of the evidence for assessment and treatment of dementia.
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  • Cognition plays a vital role in communication, and SLPs are key players in the rehabilitation of cognitive-communication disorders. Find out more about how to treat this complicated disorder, how to integrate apps into therapy, and 5 of the best apps to use for cognitive-communication.
  • Introducing the newest member of the Tactus Therapy app family: Advanced Naming Therapy. A challenging app for aphasia and cognitive-communication featuring VNeST-style therapy, picture description, verbal fluency, and compare/contrast exercises. See why this will be your new go-to app for higher-level therapy.
  • A step-by-step guide to doing visual scanning treatment, an evidence-based cognitive therapy technique to improve visual attention in people with right or left neglect after stroke or brain injury. Learn many ways to practice scanning as well as general strategies to encourage recovery.
  • A step-by-step guide to doing Spaced Retrieval (SR), an evidence-based therapy technique to improve recall of information for people with memory impairments. Learn why it works, how to do it, and who benefits from this simple yet effective treatment.
  • The brain in the command center of the body, so damage to the brain can result in problems in every area of life. Learn more about the types, causes, and effects of brain injury, as well as how SLPs can help brain injury survivors to recover function in this guest post from SLP and brain...
  • Apps are great tools for speech-language professionals, but they are also extraordinarily helpful for speech therapy clients to use at home. Read about 35+ apps that can be used to enhance communication and quality of life at home in 5 different ways for adults with acquired communication and swallowing impairments in Part 6 of our...
  • Guest blogger Rachel Wynn of Gray Matter Therapy shares her experiences introducing the iPad in speech therapy to older clients. Is it truly client-centered care to use high-tech gadgets in therapy with the elderly? See what this ethics-focused therapist has to say and what she recommends.
  • There are millions of stroke survivors around the world, but you may not realize you're talking with one right away. Learn what a stroke really is, then read about the 4 types of acquired communication disorders that may affect the way a stroke survivor speaks. Find out what you can do to make conversation easier...
  • Left neglect is a neurological disorder common after a right-sided stroke. Learn the terminology associated with hemispatial neglect, then read about the best practices and latest evidence for assessment and treatment of this disorder in this post. You'll see how a person with left neglect might see the the world and perform on common assessment...
  • Visual Attention Therapy, a professional cognitive training app, helps stroke survivors with visuospatial neglect retrain their brains. It also gives professionals immediate access to a variety of cancellation tasks, as well as exercise enhancements you won’t find anywhere else. Read the blog to discover what’s new in version 1.05 along with some expert advice on...
  • Categorization is the process in which ideas and objects are recognized, differentiated, and understood. Categorization implies that objects are grouped into categories, usually for some specific purpose. Ideally, a category illuminates a relationship between objects. Categorization is fundamental in language, prediction, inference, decision-making and in all kinds of environmental interaction. - WikipediaWe use categories to...

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