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Protocol - Working Memory - Child

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Description:

The Children’s Memory Scale® assesses a range of memory function in children and includes short and long-term visual and verbal memory and executive working memory tasks. The executive working memory includes three subtests: Numbers (forward and backward), Picture Locations, and Sequences (e.g., alphabet, days of the week).

Protocol:

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

The Children’s Memory Scale® includes visual and verbal working memory and executive working memory tasks. The verbal working memory subtest includes recall of two stories read by an examiner. The respondent is given credit for correctly recalled themes and verbatim story blocks. The executive working memory includes a forward and backward digit span and sequence (e.g., alphabet, days of the week) tasks.

The Working 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:

Attention and Concentration Subtests of the Children’s Memory Scale (CMS)

Availability:

Proprietary

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 Association of Neuropsychologists, International Neuropsychological Society) that requires training and experience in the relevant area of assessment.
Equipment Needs

None

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 aged 5-16 years

Specific Instructions:

The Working 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.

Selection Rationale

The Children’s Memory Scale® is a valid and reliable test of various aspects of short-term and working memory.

Language

English

Standards
StandardNameIDSource
Common Data Elements (CDE) Children's Memory Scale Stories Immediate Scaled Score Value 4723895 CDE Browser
Common Data Elements (CDE) Children's Memory Scale Stories Delayed Scaled Score Value 4723897 CDE Browser
Common Data Elements (CDE) Children's Memory Scale Stories Delayed Recognition Scaled Score Value 4723898 CDE Browser
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:

· Revised description of measure

Source

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

The Working 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.

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

General References

Hijmans, C. T., Grootenhuis, M. A., Oosterlaan, J., Heijboer, H., Peters, M., & Fijnvandraat, K. (2011). Neurocognitive deficits in children with sickle cell disease are associated with the severity of anemia. Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 57(2), 297-302.

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.

Schatz, J., & Roberts, C. W. (2005). Short-term memory in children with sickle cell disease: Executive versus modality-specific processing deficits. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 20(8), 1073-1085.

Protocol ID:

131002

Variables:
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Research Domain Information
Measure Name:

Working Memory

Release Date:

May 12, 2010

Definition

An interviewer-administered test that measures the ability of the respondent to process and retrieve information associated with short-term memory.

Purpose

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

Keywords

Neurology, sickle cell disease, SCD, cognition, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, aging, proprietary