2.2 Sources of communication difficulties

The brain and communication

The following diagram shows the physical areas of the brain and the associated functions.
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For each area of the brain, think about how damage to the area might affect communication.


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If you have already completed Module 1 Introduction to Traumatic Brain Injury you can go to the next section 2.3 Experience - what its like to have a communication problem.


For further detail on the anatomy of the brain see Module 1.3 Anatomy


Damage and difficulties

The table below describes the communication difficulties resulting from damage to different areas of the brain.