Cognitive Challenges 

Cognitive challenges refer to difficulties in mental processes like thinking, memory, learning, and decision-making. While cognitive challenges are difficult to physically see, one’s daily life can be greatly impacted.

Cognitive challenges can include:  

  • Increased time in completing activities and responses in conversation  
  • Difficulty understanding what is being said (verbal or written) 
  • Difficulty expressing thoughts  
  • Being forgetful and misplacing items  
  • Difficulty with newly learned information (ex: rules, schedule, directions of task) 
  • Trouble with concentrating and appearing distracted as though he/she is not listening 
  • Being inflexible   
  • Becoming frustrated easily 
  • Being impulsive