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Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test - Third Edition (RBMT-3) - Subtests

Subtest Description
First and Second Names Presentation: The examinee is shown two photographic portrait and asked to remember the first and second names of both people in the photographs.
  Delayed Recall: The original 2 portraits are shown and the examinee has to recall their names.
Belongings Immediate: Two possessions belonging to the examinee are borrowed and hidden in a desk drawer and a cupboard/closet (or suitable alternatives).
  Delayed Recall: The examinee has to ask for the belongings and the locations where they are hidden when the examiner says: "We have finished the test".
Appointments Presentation: An alarm is set for 25 minutes time. The examinee is required to ask two questions relating to the near future, when the alarm sounds.
  Delayed Recall: When the alarm sounds the examinee is supposed to ask the two questions they were told earlier.
Picture Recognition Presentation: Fifteen line drawings are shown to the examinee for 3 seconds each.
  Delayed Recogntion: The pictures shown earlier are presentated again with distractors.
Story Immediate Recall: The examinee is asked to listen to a short passage of prose being read out. The examinee is then required to recall as much of it as possible.
  Delayed Recall: The examinee is asked to recall the story that they heard earlier.
Face Recognition Presentation: The examinee is shown 15 faces, one at a time, for 3 seconds each. Later the examinee is required to select the original 15 from a set of 30.
  Delayed Recognition: The faces shown earlier are presented again with distractors.
Route Immediate Recall: The examiner traces a short route within the room. The route comprises 6 sections. The examinee is required to retrace the route immediately.
  Delayed Recall: The examinee is required to retrace the route they were shown earlier.
Messages Immediate Recall: Record whether the examinee picks up the 'message' envelope and the book and leaves them at the correct places.
  Delayed Recall: Record whether the examinee picks up the 'message' envelope and the book and leaves them at the correct places on the delayed route trial.

Orientation and Date

The examinee is asked a number of questions relating to person, place and time.
Novel Task Immediate Recall: The examinee uses different coloured pieces to make a star inside a template. The examiner explains and demonstrates how the pieces can be put together to form an object, using a set order. The examinee then has a try. This whole procedure is repeated two more times.
  Delayed Recall: After a delay the examinee tries to remember the order, this time without any demonstration.


The subtests assess aspects of visual, verbal, recall, recognition, immediate and delayed everyday memory. Additionally prospective memory skills and the ability to learn new information are measured.


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Key Information


Predict everyday memory problems in people with acquired, non-progressive brain injury and monitor change over time


Barbara A Wilson

Barbara A Wilson

Eve Greenfield

Linda Clare

Alan Baddeley

Janet Cockburn

Robyn Tate

Peter Watson

Linda Clare

Robyn Tate

Peter Watson

Sara Sopena

Alan Baddeley

Rory Nannery

John Crawford

Publication Year


Age Range



Individual - 30 minutes

Qualification Code


£451.50 (Complete kit price from)
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