Wechsler Memory Scale | Fourth Edition

Wechsler Memory Scale | Fourth Edition

Wechsler Memory Scale | Fourth Edition

WMS®-IV is the most widely used scale of adult memory

Wechsler Memory Scale | Fourth Edition

  • Presenter: Amy Gabel, PhD

    During this webinar, we will address how the WAIS-IV, WMS-IV, and Advanced Clinical Solutions for WAIS-IV and WMS-IV may be used in child custody evaluations.  Specific information to be covered includes: how to develop an appropriate battery and best practices in interpretation and reporting.  A case study example will be provided.

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The verbal load on many of the Visual Memory and Visual Working Memory subtest instructions seems substantial. We are concerned that the difficulties a client may experience in understanding the directions may cloud the results of these Visual Memory subtests.

Please explain why the Designs task is better than the Faces task. Besides the fact that it is more difficult to verbally mediate the Designs task, and that there may be other confounds on a face memory task, it seems that there are significant executive functioning demands with Designs and it appears to be an incredibly difficult task! (i.e., there are lots of distracters that have many similarities to the target stimuli; consequently, establishing relevant from irrelevant may be difficult).

What are Contrast Scores and how do I use them?

Which medications were listed as acceptable and how did you decide they were? What medications were examinees taking, e.g., Aricept for Alzheimer’s?

Do you have more information about the clinical groups reported in the WMS–IV (e.g., TBI, ALZ)?

Where can I get training on administering the WMS–IV?

In the past, the Wechsler Memory Test came with a cardboard easel so that the instruction panels are not visible to the examinee. The WMS–IV does not. What did the developers consider when they changed the format of the stimulus books?

My office just changed our operating system from XP to VistA. We were told by a Pearson representative that there is no upgrade for the CVLT–II. Is that true?

Why is there no opportunity to repeat the Joe Garcia story? Many clinicians like to evaluate if repeating the story benefits the examinee and if there is a difference in narrative recall for immediate and delayed recall for each of the stories.

Why is the WMS–IV devoid of human figures?

The Spatial Addition task seems as if it would be too confusing for impaired or elderly patients. If you are testing patients with Alzheimer’s disease, can they understand the task and get a scoreable response?

Why was Digit Span dropped from WMS–IV?

Why was Letter-Number Sequencing dropped from WMS–IV?

Why were the Mental Control, Information, and Orientation subtests dropped from WMS–IV?

Why was Faces dropped from WMS–IV?

Why was Family Pictures dropped?

Why was Spatial Span dropped?

Why was Word List dropped?

Why does WMS–IV focus on Visual Working Memory with out Verbal Working Memory?

I often use Demographically Adjusted Norms, will those be available and if so, when?

I test low functioning individuals who appear to have difficulty completing the WMS–IV tasks. Is the WMS–IV appropriate for this population?