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ChAMP™

Child and Adolescent Memory Profile™

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

Purpose:
Assesses visual and verbal memory
Format:
Paper and pencil, Online scoring via PARiConnect
Age range:
5 years to 21 years
Time:
30-40 minutes for full assessment; 10-15 minutes for Screening Index
Qualification level:
C
C
All qualifications for Level B plus an advanced professional degree that provides appropriate training in the administration and interpretation of psychological tests, or license or certification from an agency that requires appropriate training and experience in the ethical and competent use of psychological tests. Close

The ChAMP is an easy-to-use, examiner-administered test of memory for use with children, adolescents, and young adults that allows both in-depth memory evaluation and memory screening.

Features and benefits

  • Simple to use yet comprehensive: Covers core verbal, visual, immediate, and delayed memory domains with only four subtests.
  • Easy to administer: A single form contains all administration instructions. One stimulus book is the only other component needed for administration.
  • Common, real-life scenarios and colorful, developmentally appropriate stimuli are engaging and relevant to young examinees.
  • Administration time is approximately 35 minutes, with no additional delay time required; the Screening Index takes about 10 minutes.
  • No motor response required.
  • Focused on learning—each subtest has multiple learning trials.
  • A built-in validity indicator alerts the clinician to potentially invalid scores.
  • Includes discrepancy scores, reliable change scores, a base-rate analysis of low scores, and a strengths and weaknesses analysis.
  • Provides case examples and intervention recommendations for both home and school.

Test structure

  • Includes two verbal memory and two visual memory subtests; these combine to yield an overall score, the Total Memory Index.
  • Additional Index scores reflect performance in visual and verbal memory and immediate and delayed memory.
  • The Screening Index, comprising one verbal and one visual subtest, is useful for brief memory screening.
  • Includes discrepancy scores, reliable change scores, a base-rate analysis of low scores, and a strengths and weaknesses analysis.

Technical information

  • Standardized using a large normative sample of more than 1,200 participants representative of the 2012 U.S. population.
  • Conormed with the Memory Validity Profile (MVP) and the Multidimensional Everyday Memory Ratings for Youth (MEMRY).
  • Clinical sample includes more than 200 children with learning disability, ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, brain injury, and intellectual disability.
  • Supported by strong evidence of reliability and validity.