Adaptation in Children Population of the Visual Learning and Memory Test for Neuropsychological Assessment (DCS): Neurodevelopment of the Figurative Memory
Keywords:figurative memory, neurodevelopment, test adaptation, childhood neuropsychology, visual memory, learning
The development of neuropsychological instruments that assess learning and figural memory have been scarce. In addition, there are limited studies on the neuropsychological development of this function. The Visual Learning and Memory Test for Neuropsychological Assessment (DCS) can help to solve this situation. The main objective of this paper is to adapt into a Spanish child population this test, in a particular way of administration, and to study the neuropsychological developmental pattern of learning and figural memory. This test was administered to 79 children aged between 6 and 12. The results showed that the parallel versions of administration are suitable, there are no sex differences and a coherent intern consistency into two factors, one related to learning and free retrieval strategies and the other related to recognition memory. Moreover, there was a significant increase in the test performance according to age.