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Visual Aural Digit Span Test

(VADS)
  • Elizabeth M. Koppitz

A test of short-term memory, The Visual Aural Digit Span Test (VADS) is designed to serve as part of an assessment of school-aged children with suspected or known learning disabilities.

Age range:
5:6 through 12:0 years
Publication date:
1977
Qualification level:
B
Completion time:
10 minutes
Norms:
Data for African-American, Hispanic, Asian, and White children aged 5:6 through 12:0 years; data by sex and for total population

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Product Details

VADS is a brief, easy-to-administer, standardized test of short-term memory. It is designed to serve as part of an assessment of school-aged children with suspected or known learning disabilities.

Features

VADS consists of four subtests in which numeric sequences involving the digits 1 through 9 are used as stimuli. The child's performance on VADS yields 11 scores that are interpreted individually.

  • Subtest 1: requires oral repetition of orally presented digits.
  • Subtest 2: requires oral repetition of visually presented digits.
  • Subtest 3: requires writing digits that are orally presented. 
  • Subtest 4: requires writing digits that are visually presented.