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Executive Function


For parents, caregivers, health care providers, and teachers, concerns and questions often arise regarding the care and well-being of individuals with Cornelia de Lange syndrome. 

Executive function is a term that refers to brain-based processes that control and regulate our behaviour. Individuals with CdLS may have specific difficulties in executive functions. Usually, these difficulties affect individuals’ mental flexibility (ability to shift thoughts or attention) and visual short-term memory. 

However, some executive functions, such as inhibition (stopping a behavioural or verbal response) may be relative strengths in CdLS.



                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

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