Quiz: Adults, Could You Have an Executive Function Problem?

Working memory, a critical executive functioning skill, is where you store the information you need to complete a task. If you are reading a story, for example, you will store information about what you have read here. As you continue to read, your working memory helps you recall what already happened and relate it to what you are reading now. Working memory is essential in learning and everyday tasks.

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You have something you want to ask your friend, but she is on the phone and you must wait a few minutes before asking. By the time she is finished, you completely forget what you wanted to ask.

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  • Often
  • Not often
YOUR ANSWER : Not often
Deficits in working memory can make it difficult to hold on to thoughts, even for a few minutes.
This is not a diagnostic tool. If you have concerns about working memory or executive function see a mental health professional. An accurate diagnosis can only be made through professional evaluation. Screener for personal use only.