WECHSLER MEMORY SCALE (WMS)

a group of memory tests, initially printed in 1945, which evaluates verbal and non-verbal memory in elder adolescents and adults by methods of recall and identification tests, the newest rendition of the test WMS-III, printed in 1997 is an edited, refreshed, and expanded-upon rendition of the original scale and the Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised WMS-R. The WMS- III consists of 11 subtests, many that gauge memory both immediately and after a delay. Six of these subtests are thought to be essential since they are utilized to compute summary index scores. The Immediate Memory Index, a combination of the Auditory Immediate Index and the Visual Immediate Index, supplies a gauge of total immediate memory performance. The General Memory Index, that is a combination of the Visual Delayed Index, Auditory Delayed Index, and the Auditory Recognition Delayed Index, provides a gauge of total delayed memory performance. The Working Memory Index supplies a gauge of a person's ability to manipulate data stored in short-term memory.

WECHSLER MEMORY SCALE (WMS): "After developing Alzheimer's disease, Lacey's grandmother took a Wechsler Memory Scale to gauge her memory before beginning treatments. "
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