About This Product
BY DAVID SHESLOW, PHD AND WAYNE ADAMS, PHD
This test makes it easier to assess memory functions in children, adolescents, and—with this edition—adults as well. The WRAML2 gives clinicians a single, integrated collection of relevant memory tests that can be used across the life span.
Appropriate for individuals from 5 to 90 years of age, the WRAML2 core battery produces a General Memory Index, plus three more specific index scores and six subtest scores:
Verbal Memory Index
Verbal Learning Subtest
Story Memory Subtest
Visual Memory Index
Design Memory Subtest
Picture Memory Subtest
Attention and Concentration Index
Several subtests from the original WRAML are now optional (e.g., Sentence Memory) or limited to a specific age group (e.g., Sound–Symbol for 5- through 8-year-olds).
The WRAML2 also adds supplementary subtests and indexes that reflect current interests in working memory and rapid memory decline:
Working Memory Index
Verbal Working Memory Subtest
Symbolic Working Memory Subtest
Delayed Memory Measures
Story Memory Delayed Recall
Verbal Learning Delayed Recall
Story Memory Recognition
Picture Memory Delayed Recognition
Verbal Learning Recognition
Design Memory Recognition
The delayed recall tasks can provide critical information about rapid decay of memory, an important indicator of possible dementia.
All of the subtest and index scores can be converted to standard scores and percentiles for age-based performance comparisons. The core battery can be individually administered in well under an hour, and a Memory Screening Form, composed of four subtests, requires just 10 to 15 minutes yet correlates highly with the full test.
Given the important part that memory plays in academic success, the WRAML2 is highly useful in evaluating learning and school-related problems. It can clarify the role of memory deficits in learning disabilities and attention disorders. WRAML2 is also an excellent tool for assessing memory impairment following head injury.