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what is a contrast score?
a comparison score. measures the difference between 2 scores rather than against age related peers.
1 score is the control and the other is the dependent
e.g. is memory for what they saw lower than memory for what they heard.
auditory memory is the control, visual memory is the dependent.
memory can be influenced by what other factors?
impaired executive functioning/
interpretation of the WMS includes
you cant diagnose
language could be a factor
index score has more meaning than subtest scofe
what is auditory memory index made of
read a stpry and recall immediately and after a delay.
paired words, recall immediately and after a delay
behavioural observations on auditory test can reveal what
thinking process (gist or verbatim/linear)
attempt to cover deficit with extra detail or crazy talk
what is visual mempry index made of?
recall and draw
recall where spatial info was located
both immediately and after a delayt
how is wais working memory and WMS working memory different?
wais is auditory/verbal e.g. arithmetic digit span, letter number sequencing
WMS is visual only and includes spatial addition