Wide-Range Assessment of Memory and Learning
Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
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Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology
How to Cite
Adams, W. 2010. Wide-Range Assessment of Memory and Learning. Corsini Encyclopedia of Psychology. 1–2.
- Published Online: 30 JAN 2010
Memory is one of the central ingredients in determining who we are and become. Without it, we would struggle to make sense of the present and would have no past or future. And yet, while so critical, memory is an extremely vulnerable cognitive system, and therefore its evaluation is especially important following acute or progressive insults to the brain, such as those resulting from motor vehicle accidents, blast injuries, multiple sclerosis, brain tumors, infections, and strokes. Memory also normally exhibits measurable differences within and across the age range, with the greatest variability seen in younger children and older adults. The Wide Range Assessment of Memory and Learning, second edition (WRAML2), is an individually administered test battery designed to assess memory ability across the age range (5 to 90 years). Consequently, the battery can prove useful in assessment settings often found in hospitals, schools, rehabilitation centers, and neuropsychologists' offices.