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MEMRY™

Multidimensional Everyday Memory Ratings for Youth™

Elisabeth M. S. Sherman, PhD, and Brian L. Brooks, PhD

Purpose:
Measures everyday memory, learning, and executive aspects of memory
Format:
Paper and pencil, Online administration and scoring via PARiConnect
Age range:
5 years to 21 years
Time:
5 minutes
Qualification level:
B
B
A degree from an accredited 4-year college or university in psychology, counseling, speech-language pathology, or a closely related field plus satisfactory completion of coursework in test interpretation, psychometrics and measurement theory, educational statistics, or a closely related area; or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests. Close

The MEMRY is the first and only nationally standardized rating scale specifically designed to measure everyday memory in children, adolescents, and young adults. It measures daily memory, learning, and executive aspects of memory, including working memory.

Features and benefits

  • Provides rapid screening for memory problems in youth and can be used to determine whether a more comprehensive evaluation is required or as a core component of a comprehensive assessment. 
  • Features parent and teacher report forms (for ages 5-19 years) and self-report forms (for ages 9-21 years) to provide multiple perspectives about memory capacity from different raters.
  • Allows for the evaluation and quantification of real-world functional memory problems that can't be elicited in testing alone.
  • Helps clinicians understand the impact of memory problems on daily functioning.
  • Provides intervention recommendations based on MEMRY scores.

Test structure

  • Includes an overall score, the Everyday Memory Index (EMI), as well as scales that tap learning, daily memory, and executive/working memory and three validity scales (Implausibility, Inconsistency, and Maximizing). 
  • Paper-and-pencil administration can be completed quickly; online administration and scoring are available on PARiConnect.

Technical information

  • Scale scores include T scores, confidence intervals, and percentiles.
  • Normative sample included 845 youth, 450 teachers, and 1,080 parents and was closely approximated to U.S. Census statistics in terms of age, gender, and ethnicity.
  • Clinical group analyses were conducted with ADHD, ASD, reading disability, math disability, language disability, traumatic brain injury, and intellectual disability groups.
  • Validity scales are designed to flag protocols that are likely to reflect inconsistent, exaggerated, or implausible responses and include sophisticated validity indicators designed to detect exaggeration and feigning.
  • Conormed with the Child and Adolescent Memory Profile (ChAMP) and the Memory Validity Profile (MVP).