Children’s Memory Scale
The Children’s Memory Scale (CMS), published in 1997, provides a comprehensive assessment of learning and memory in children and adolescents of ages 5 through 16 years. The CMS is individually administered and designed to be used as part of a standard psychological or neuropsychological evaluation. It assesses declarative learning and memory functions across three domains: auditory/verbal, visual/nonverbal, and attention/concentration (working memory). Each domain contains two core subtests and one supplemental subtest. The subtests comprising the attention/concentration domain provide measures of attention and working memory. Each subtest in the auditory/verbal and visual/nonverbal domains provide measures of both immediate and delayed (30 min) recall. Each auditory/verbal subtest also provides a measure of recognition recall.
References and Readings
- Cohen, M. J. (1997). Children’s memory scale. Administration manual. San Antonio: The Psychological Corporation.Google Scholar
- Drozdick, L. W., Holdnack, J., Rolfus, E., & Weiss, L. (2005). Technical report #5 WISC-IV and children’s memory scale. San Antonio: Harcourt Assessment.Google Scholar
- Sheslow, D., & Adams, W. (2003). Wide range assessment of memory and learning – 2. Administration manual. Wilmington: Jastak Associates.Google Scholar