Click on the chapter titles below to view the interactive learning module
This interactive learning module provides information on how PKU and high or unstable blood
Phe levels impact the brain. Check out each of the chapters below to learn about different
effects of high blood Phe levels, how they can impact daily activities, and much more! You can
view one chapter a time or explore the whole module!
This chapter is dedicated to understanding PKU—what it is, what happens to Phe in the body,
and the role that tyrosine plays.
Learn about symptoms of high or unstable blood Phe levels, how they can impact the brain's
functioning, and what types of general difficulties they may cause.
This chapter focuses on how high or unstable blood Phe levels can affect intelligence,
IQ/thinking, mood, and behavior, and performance in school.
Learn about how high or unstable blood Phe level can impact the ability to perform daily tasks,
as well as working memory—the ability to remember information and work with it for short
periods of time.
This chapter explains the executive function difficulties that can be caused by PKU, and why
executive function is so important—especially for managing PKU!