LUTZ, Fla., Feb. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Memory testing often occurs in a laboratory, yet what occurs in a lab is often not reflective of what occurs in an individual's real life. The Multidimensional Everyday Memory Rating for Youth™ (MEMRY™) is the first and only nationally standardized rating scale specifically designed to measure memory in children, adolescents, and young adults in their everyday settings.
Memory problems are common in youths referred to psychologists for learning, cognitive, and behavioral problems. However, many times these are not truly memory problems and are symptoms of other issues, such as autism spectrum disorder, learning disabilities, intellectual disabilities, or neurodevelopmental disorders. The MEMRY is a flexible tool that can be used for a rapid screening of memory problems in youth or as an ecologically relevant assessment of memory in everyday life. Furthermore, the MEMRY gathers multiple perspectives of memory capacity from the individual him- or herself, parents, and teachers, to get a well-rounded picture of an individual's functioning.
"Everyday memory scales have several advantages for clinicians, making them a useful component of cognitive, psychoeducational, and neuropsychological assessments," stated R. Bob Smith III, PhD, PAR chairman and CEO. "Because they are quick, inexpensive, and easy to integrate into busy clinical settings, using the MEMRY can increase accessibility and minimize needless referral costs by appropriately identifying children in need of specialized referrals."
The MEMRY is the third in a suite of assessment products from authors Elisabeth M.S. Sherman, PhD, and Brian L. Brooks, PhD. The MEMRY can be used by itself or with the Child and Adolescent Memory Profile™ (ChAMP™) and the Memory Validity Profile™ (MVP™) as a complementary tool to augment clinical sensitivity, increase the ecological validity of assessment, and better understand the basis of memory concerns.
To learn more about the MEMRY, visit www.parinc.com, or call PAR Customer Support at 1.800.331.8378.
Founded in 1978, PAR is a leading publisher of assessment instruments, software, and other related materials. Over the past three decades, PAR has earned a reputation for providing customers with innovative assessment solutions and unparalleled customer service.
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