Memory is the faculty of the brain by which data or information is encoded, stored, and retrieved when needed.
It is the retention of information over time for the purpose of influencing future action.
If past events could not be remembered, it would be impossible for language, relationships, or personal identity to develop.
Memory loss is usually described as forgetfulness or amnesia.
WHAT IS A MEMORY ASSESSMENT?
Memory is a very broad function that includes several distinct abilities, all of which can be selectively impaired and require individual testing.
During a memory assessment at Life Psychologists, the clinician will use the test below to evaluate your ability to store, manipulate and recall information.
The WMS is a comprehensive neuropsychological test which is used to measure different memory functions in an individual. Once results are obtained from this assessment, individuals can develop active approaches to aid in learning processes by retaining information.
Results from the memory assessment can also be used to provide further insight into an individual’s performance on intelligence (IQ), achievement, and/or other tests.
Test age range: 16 – 89 years
Structure: 3 sessions
Session 1 – Intake Interview 1-1.5 hours
Session 2 – Assessment – 2 hours
Session 3 – Report & Feedback