Screener: Could Your Child Have Executive Functioning Issues?

Working memory, a critical executive functioning skill, is how your child stores the information needed to complete tasks. Many children with ADHD and learning disabilities have working memory deficits. Take this screener to find out whether your child might be at risk.

Question 2 of 10
Question 2 of 10
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You ask your child to wait while you finish a phone call before he tells you something important. By the time you finish, he's forgotten what he wanted to say.

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  • Frequently
  • Sometimes
  • Rarely
YOUR ANSWER : Sometimes
With working memory deficits, it can be hard to hold on to a thought, even for a few minutes. Another example of this is your child might raise his hand in class and when the teacher calls on him, he forgets what he wants to say.
This is not a diagnostic tool. If you have concerns about your child's 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.