Children’s Memory Scale® (CMS)

Children’s Memory Scale® (CMS)

Key Information


Morris Cohen


Assess children's memory abilities

Age Range:

5 to 16 years

Children’s Memory Scale® (CMS)


Now you can compare memory and learning to ability, attention, and achievement. The Children’s Memory Scale™ (CMS) fills the need for a comprehensive learning and memory test for children ages five to 16.

Multiple Uses

  • Plays a vital role in assessing learning disabilities and attention deficit disorders
  • Helps to plan remediation and intervention strategies for school and clinical settings

As a screener or diagnostic instrument, CMS measures learning in a variety of memory dimensions:

  • Attention and working memory
  • Verbal and visual memory
  • Short- and long-delay memory
  • Recall and recognition
  • Learning characteristics.

Links for Valuable Comparisons


Serves as a process skills screening instrument

For children with learning disabilities, diagnosed with TBI, ADHD, epilepsy, cancer, brain tumors, or strokes.

Interpretive Information

Includes extensive interpretive information, strategies for intervention based on a child’s CMS
score and pattern of performance.

Efficient administration

  • 20 minutes for the six core subtests
  • 10 to15 minutes for the long-delayed memory test
  • 30-minute break during which you can administer other verbal or nonverbal measures


  • Eight index scores
  • Minimal item bias
  • Fairness to all children
  • Extensive clinical validation studies for those special groups

Benefits of CMS on Q-interactive

  • Create custom batteries by combining subtests from the CMS with other tests such as the WISC-V.
  • Standardize administration and simplify the management of CMS materials so you can focus on what is important – the examinee.
  • Automatically score items based on grid placement, to streamline administration
  • Obtain scaled scores immediately after finishing a subtest, to increase speed and accuracy.