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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Question 3 of 10
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You are having a conversation with a friend. You find it difficult to follow the conversation, forgetting what your friend said just moments before.

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  • Often
  • Not often
YOUR ANSWER : Not often
Working memory helps you remember what was said and respond correctly. Those with working memory problems might make irrelevant comments or blurt out answers because they are afraid of forgetting what they want to say.
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.