Barbara A. Wilson, Rebecca Ivani-Chalian, Frances Aldrich
Predict everyday memory problems in children
5 to 11 years
RTI Levels 2 and 3
25 to 30 minutes
Four Parallel Versions
335 U.K. controls, 36-patient clinical study
There are few tests available for the assessment of children’s memory, and none that sample a wide range of memory functions. While existing tests may provide useful answers to theoretical questions, they provide little guidance for the clinician trying to establish and alleviate practical difficulties encountered by the child in daily life.
The Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test for Children (RBMT–C) has been devised to solve this problem. It comprises a number of subtests, each attempting to provide an objective measure of a range of everyday memory problems reported and observed in subjects with memory difficulties. This version of The Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test has been standardized for use with children aged 5 to 10 years. Norms are available for six age bands ranging from 5 to 10 years 11 months.
For each subtest the raw score is converted into a Standardized Profile score depending on the age of the child, and these are summed to give an Overall Profile score.