The Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test for Children (RBMT-C) assesses children’s memory by sampling a wide range of memory functions. It will also provide guidance for the establishment and alleviation of daily practical difficulties encountered by the child.
It comprises a number of subtests, each attempting to provide an objective measure of one of a range of everyday memory problems reported and observed in subjects with memory difficulties.
The RBMT-C has been standardized for use with children aged 5–10 years. Norms are available for six age bands ranging from 5 –10 years 11 months.
- The RBMT-C has been validated using the observations of houseparents of children with severe epilepsy.
- The houseparents rated everyday memory failures.
- 0.71 correlation was observed between houseparents’ ratings and children’s scores.
- For each sub test the raw score is converted into a standardized profile score depending on the age of the child.
- These are summed to give an overall profile score.
- Four parallel versions of the test allow for repeated assessments.