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When speech, language, and cognition work cohesively they create effective communication. Cognitive-communication disorder is defined as: problems with specific areas of communication (speech, comprehension, reading, writing, and/or social behavior) that result from impaired functioning in one or more cognitive processes, such as: attention, executive functions, organization, visuoperceptual, processing, and memory. Each case is unique in that individuals may appear to speak normally but have difficulty concentrating, problem-solving or recalling information; others have deficits in word-finding and expressing their thoughts.

If you or your loved one has a cognitive-communication disorder it can be difficult to communicate, remember experiences and conversations, and perform daily activities safely and efficiently.

Devon at Pathways Speech Therapy is trained and experienced in evaluation and treatment of those struggling in this area. She addresses the needs of individuals ranging from mild to severe impairment.

Therapy may include a combination of techniques depending on the individual, as each case is unique. Best practices are followed for applying the following methods, as appropriate: restoration of function, compensatory strategies, reminiscence therapy and education for clients and his or her family.

Initiating speech therapy early is key for maximizing return of function and in some cases people can make a full recovery. 


“My sessions with Devon were very valuable. She is very patient and knowledgeable. I now have a greater understanding and recollection of specific details and events in my life. I use her strategies and guidance on brain exercises on a daily basis!”


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