Assessing working memory in children: The comprehensive assessment battery for children-working memory (CABC-WM)

Kathryn Cabbage, Shara Brinkley, Shelley Gray, Mary Alt, Nelson Cowan, Samuel Green, Trudy Kuo, Tiffany P. Hogan

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Abstract

The Comprehensive Assessment Battery for Children-Working Memory (CABC-WM) is a computer-based battery designed to assess different components of working memory in young school-age children. Working memory deficits have been identified in children with language-based learning disabilities, including dyslexia1,2 and language impairment3,4, but it is not clear whether these children exhibit deficits in subcomponents of working memory, such as visuospatial or phonological working memory. The CABC-WM is administered on a desktop computer with a touchscreen interface and was specifically developed to be engaging and motivating for children. Although the long-term goal of the CABC-WM is to provide individualized working memory profiles in children, the present study focuses on the initial success and utility of the CABC-WM for measuring central executive, visuospatial, phonological loop, and binding constructs in children with typical development. Immediate next steps are to administer the CABC-WM to children with specific language impairment, dyslexia, and comorbid specific language impairment and dyslexia.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Article numbere55121
JournalJournal of Visualized Experiments
Volume2017
Issue number124
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 12 2017

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Short-Term Memory
Data storage equipment
Dyslexia
Language
Touch screens
Personal computers
Child Language
Learning Disorders
Memory Disorders

Keywords

  • Behavior
  • Binding
  • Children
  • Focus of attention
  • Issue 124
  • Phonological loop
  • Visuospatial
  • Working memory

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuroscience(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)

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Cabbage, K., Brinkley, S., Gray, S., Alt, M., Cowan, N., Green, S., ... Hogan, T. P. (2017). Assessing working memory in children: The comprehensive assessment battery for children-working memory (CABC-WM). Journal of Visualized Experiments, 2017(124), [e55121]. DOI: 10.3791/55121

Assessing working memory in children : The comprehensive assessment battery for children-working memory (CABC-WM). / Cabbage, Kathryn; Brinkley, Shara; Gray, Shelley; Alt, Mary; Cowan, Nelson; Green, Samuel; Kuo, Trudy; Hogan, Tiffany P.

In: Journal of Visualized Experiments, Vol. 2017, No. 124, e55121, 12.06.2017.

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Cabbage, K, Brinkley, S, Gray, S, Alt, M, Cowan, N, Green, S, Kuo, T & Hogan, TP 2017, 'Assessing working memory in children: The comprehensive assessment battery for children-working memory (CABC-WM)' Journal of Visualized Experiments, vol 2017, no. 124, e55121. DOI: 10.3791/55121
Cabbage K, Brinkley S, Gray S, Alt M, Cowan N, Green S et al. Assessing working memory in children: The comprehensive assessment battery for children-working memory (CABC-WM). Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2017 Jun 12;2017(124). e55121. Available from, DOI: 10.3791/55121
Cabbage, Kathryn ; Brinkley, Shara ; Gray, Shelley ; Alt, Mary ; Cowan, Nelson ; Green, Samuel ; Kuo, Trudy ; Hogan, Tiffany P./ Assessing working memory in children : The comprehensive assessment battery for children-working memory (CABC-WM). In: Journal of Visualized Experiments. 2017 ; Vol. 2017, No. 124.
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