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Protocol - Verbal Memory - Child

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Description

The Children’s Memory Scale® (CMS) assesses a range of memory function in children and includes short- and long-term visual and verbal memory and executive working memory tasks. The verbal memory subtest includes three tasks: Stories, Word Pairs, and Word Lists.

Specific Instructions

The verbal memory subtest of the Children’s Memory Scale® (CMS) is a proprietary interviewer-administered test. Each CMS subtest is a part of a complete CMS assessment and is not sold separately. To administer a subtest requires a licensing agreement from Pearson.

Protocol

Summary of the Verbal Memory Subtests of the Children’s Memory Scale®

The Children’s Memory Scale® verbal working memory subtest includes three tasks: Stories, Word Pairs, and Word Lists. In Stories, two stories are read to the participant. The child is asked to repeat each story immediately after it is told (Immediate), again after a delay of 30 minutes (Delayed), and asked yes/no questions about each (Delayed Recognition). In Word Pairs, the participant is read a list of paired words. In Word Pairs Learning, the child is asked to supply the second word after the first word is repeated. In Word Pairs Immediate, after three repetitions of the Word Pairs, the child is asked to repeat as many word pairs as possible without cues. After a delay of 30 minutes, the child is again given the first of the paired words and asked to supply the other (Word Pairs Delayed). The child is then asked if certain word pairs were part of the original list (Word Pairs Delayed Recognition). In Word Lists, the child is presented a list of words four times and then given a distractor list. The child is then asked to supply the first word list (Word Lists Total) and again after 30 minutes (Word Lists Delayed). The child is then asked if specific words were on the original list (Word List Delayed Recognition).

The Verbal Memory subtest of the Children’s Memory Scale® is a proprietary interviewer-administered test. Each Children’s Memory Scale® subtest is a part of a complete Children’s Memory Scale® assessment and is not sold separately. To administer a subtest requires a licensing agreement from Pearson.

Protocol Name from Source

Verbal Memory Subscales of the Children’s Memory Scale (CMS)

Availability

Limited Availability

Personnel and Training Required

Tests can be purchased and administered by individuals with any of the following:

  • A doctorate degree in psychology, education, or closely related field with formal training in the ethical administration, scoring, and interpretation of clinical assessments related to the intended use of the assessment.
  • Licensure or certification to practice in your state in a field related to the purchase.
  • Certification by or full active membership in a professional organization (such as American Psychological Association, National Association of School Psychologists, National Academy of Neuropsychology, International Neuropsychological Society) that requires training and experience in the relevant area of assessment.
Equipment Needs

The Children’s Memory Scale® (CMS) verbal working memory subtest

Requirements
Requirement CategoryRequired
Major equipment No
Specialized training Yes
Specialized requirements for biospecimen collection No
Average time of greater than 15 minutes in an unaffected individual Yes
Mode of Administration

Performance-based task

Life Stage

Child, Adolescent

Participants

Children and adolescents, ages 5-16

Selection Rationale

The Children’s Memory Scale® (CMS) is a valid and reliable test of various aspects of verbal memory.

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Neurology Child Verbal Memory Scale Assessment Score 6459289 CDE Browser
Human Phenotype Ontology Memory impairment HP:0002354 HPO
Derived Variables

None

Process and Review

Expert Review Panel 4 (ERP 4) reviewed the measures in the Neurology, Psychiatric, and Psychosocial domains.

Guidance from ERP 4 included the following:

  • Added new protocol
  • Created new data dictionary

Source

Cohen, M. J. (1997). Children’s Memory Scale. Toronto, Canada: Psychological Corporation, Harcourt Brace & Company.

The Verbal Memory subtest of the Children’s Memory Scale® (CMS) is a proprietary interviewer-administered test. Each CMS subtest is a part of a complete CMS assessment and is not sold separately. To administer a subtest requires a licensing agreement from Pearson.

Pearson
Attn: Customer Service
P.O. Box 599700
San Antonio, TX 78259
Telephone: 800.627.7271
Email: clinicalcustomersupport@pearson.com

General References

Riccio, C. A., Garland, B. H., & Cohen, M. J. (2007) Relations between the Test of Variables of Attention (TOVA) and the Children’s Memory Scale (CMS). Journal of Attention Disorders 11(2), 167-171.

Kibby, M. Y., & Cohen, M. J. (2009). Memory functioning in children with reading disabilities and/or attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: A clinical investigation of their working memory and long-term memory functioning. Child Neuropsychology, 14(6), 525-546.

Protocol ID

130802

Variables
Export Variables
Variable Name Variable IDVariable DescriptiondbGaP Mapping
PX130802_Verbal_Memory_Child_Stories_Delayed
PX13080201020000 Did the child repeat each story 30 minutes more
after it was told? show less
N/A
PX130802_Verbal_Memory_Child_Stories_Delayed_Questions1
PX13080201020100 Did the child answer the yes/no questions more
correctly for Story #1? show less
N/A
PX130802_Verbal_Memory_Child_Stories_Delayed_Questions2
PX13080201020200 Did the child answer the yes/no questions more
correctly for Story #2? show less
N/A
PX130802_Verbal_Memory_Child_Stories_Immediate
PX13080201010000 Did the child repeat each story immediately more
after it was told? show less
N/A
PX130802_Verbal_Memory_Child_Stories_Immediate_Questions1
PX13080201010100 Did the child answer the yes/no questions more
correctly for Story #1? show less
N/A
PX130802_Verbal_Memory_Child_Stories_Immediate_Questions2
PX13080201010200 Did the child answer the yes/no questions more
correctly for Story #2? show less
N/A
PX130802_Verbal_Memory_Child_Word_List_Delayed
PX13080201070000 Thirty minutes after being given the more
distractor list, how many words did the child correctly repeat from the first word list? show less
N/A
PX130802_Verbal_Memory_Child_Word_List_Delayed_Recognition
PX13080201080000 How many specific words did the child more
correctly recognize to be part of the original list? show less
N/A
PX130802_Verbal_Memory_Child_Word_List_Immediate
PX13080201060000 Immediately after being given the distractor more
list, how many words did the child correctly repeat from the first word list? show less
N/A
PX130802_Verbal_Memory_Child_Word_Pairs_Learning_Delayed
PX13080201040000 How many word pairs did the child repeat 30 more
minutes after being read three repetitions of word pairs? show less
N/A
PX130802_Verbal_Memory_Child_Word_Pairs_Learning_Delayed_Recognition
PX13080201050000 How many word pairs did the child correctly more
recognize to be part of the original list? show less
N/A
PX130802_Verbal_Memory_Child_Word_Pairs_Learning_Immediate
PX13080201030000 How many word pairs did the child repeat more
immediately after being read three repetitions of word pairs? show less
N/A
Neurology
Measure Name

Verbal Memory

Release Date

November 28, 2017

Definition

An interviewer-administered test that measures the ability of the respondent to recall words and spoken items.

Purpose

This measure tests a respondent’s total range of function with respect to verbal memory. It is therefore more specific and sensitive than a measure of global mental status and can be used to assess major problems in verbal memory as well as minor variations that may be a consequence of normal aging.

Keywords

Neurology, cognition, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, aging, proprietary, gerontology, aging, geriatrics