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How are problems with executive function diagnosed?

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There's no single test to identify problems with executive function. Instead, experts rely on different tests to measure specific skills.

Problems seen on these tests can't predict how well adults or children will do in real life. Sometimes, watching them and trying different things are better ways to improve weak executive function.

SOURCES:

National Center for Learning Disabilities: "What is Executive Function?"

Chan, R. , 2008. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology

Elliot, R. , 2003. British Medical Bulletin

University of California, San Francisco: "Brain 101: Topics in Neuroscience: Executive Functions."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on March 25, 2019

SOURCES:

National Center for Learning Disabilities: "What is Executive Function?"

Chan, R. , 2008. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology

Elliot, R. , 2003. British Medical Bulletin

University of California, San Francisco: "Brain 101: Topics in Neuroscience: Executive Functions."

Reviewed by Smitha Bhandari on March 25, 2019

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