Cognitive problems are common in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 and they can often complicate treatment. The current literature review examines cognitive functioning in neurofibromatosis type 1, with a specific focus on executive functioning. This includes exploration of how deficits in executive functioning are expressed in children with neurofibromatosis type 1 and how these deficits contrast with ADHD. The value of investigating subcomponents of executive functioning is discussed, as are implications for effective treatment and future research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)489-496
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Attention Disorders
Issue number6
StatePublished - Aug 2013


  • ADHD
  • NF1
  • cognitive functioning
  • neurofibromatosis


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