Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Cognitive-Communication Disorder

  • Sarah S. Christman BuckinghamEmail author
  • Kayle E. Sneed
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_872


Cognitive-communication impairment; Language of confusion; Language of generalized intellectual impairment; Right hemisphere impairment/disorder

Short Description or Definition

The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has defined cognitive-communication disorders (CCDs) as those that, “…encompass difficulty with any aspect of communication that is affected by disruption of cognition. Communication may be verbal or nonverbal and includes listening, speaking, gesturing, reading, and writing in all domains of language (phonologic, morphologic, syntactic, semantic, and pragmatic). Cognition includes cognitive processes and systems (e.g., attention, perception, memory, organization, executive function). Areas of function affected by cognitive impairments include behavioral self-regulation, social interaction, activities of daily living, learning and academic performance, and vocational performance. Cognitive-communication disorders may be congenital or acquired....

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sarah S. Christman Buckingham
    • 1
    Email author
  • Kayle E. Sneed
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Communication Sciences and DisordersThe University of Oklahoma Health Sciences CenterOklahoma CityUSA