Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology

2018 Edition
| Editors: Jeffrey S. Kreutzer, John DeLuca, Bruce Caplan

California Verbal Learning Test – Children’s Version

  • Eric M. FineEmail author
  • Dean C. Delis
Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-57111-9_1538

Synonyms

CVLT-C

Description

Overview of Test Procedures

The California Verbal Learning Test – Children’s Version (CVLT-C) is a relatively brief, individually administered measure designed to assess the strategies and processes involved in learning and remembering verbal materials (Delis et al. 1994). Like the adult versions of this measure (CVLT; Delis et al. 1987; CVLT-II; Delis et al. 2000; “ California Verbal Learning Test (California Verbal Learning Test-II),” the CVLT-C adopts a process-oriented approach for parsing a variety of learning and memory components, which facilitates the identification of distinct memory profiles associated with clinical disorders.

The CVLT-C uses words presented as part of two shopping lists (i.e., a “Monday list” and a “Tuesday list”) and measures both recall and recognition of the words over a number of trials. The use of a “shopping-list” format makes the procedure more relevant for a child and provides information regarding how the child approaches...

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References and Readings

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of NeurologyUniversity of CaliforniaSan FranciscoUSA
  2. 2.School of MedicineUniversity of California-San DiegoLa JollaUSA