Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

Children’s Memory Scale

  • Morris J. CohenEmail author
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1532




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.

After administration of the core subtests (Table 1), the examiner can derive eight index scores: attention/concentration, verbal...
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Neurology, Pediatrics and PsychiatryPediatric Neuropsychology, Medical College of Georgia and BT-2601 Children’s Medical CenterAugustaUSA