(WRAML2) Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning, Second Edition

by David Sheslow, PhD and Wayne Adams, PhD

(WRAML2) Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning, Second Edition

by David Sheslow, PhD and Wayne Adams, PhD
Benefits Provides an integrated set of memory tests that can be used across the life span
Ages 5 to 90 years
Admin time Less than 60 minutes for core battery; 10-15 minutes for Memory Screening Form
Scores Index and subtest scores that can be converted to standard scores and percentiles for age-based performance comparisons
Publish Date 2003
Qualifications Level C required.
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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

Number/Letter Subtest

Finger/Windows Subtest

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

Recall

Story Memory Delayed Recall

Verbal Learning Delayed Recall

Recognition

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.

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