California Verbal Learning Test®–Children's Version
Overview: Assess verbal learning and memory deficits
Age Range: 5 through 16.11 years
RTI Tiers: RTI Level 3
Completion Time: 15 to 20 minutes, plus a 20-minute interval to accommodate delayed recall measure
Norms: Nationally normed age-based sample available on 27 key indices
Publication Date: 1994
The California Verbal Learning Test®—Children's Version (CVLT®–C) is just the tool you need to assess verbal learning and memory in children and adolescents. It can be used in a variety of settings to identify learning and memory difficulties, to isolate deficient learning strategies, and to assist in designing remediation programs. CVLT–C also has its own scoring software, CVLT®-C Scoring Assistant® with Report Writer™.
CVLT–C evaluates children and adolescents who have learning and memory impairments that may have resulted from traumatic brain injury or are evidenced by mild to severe learning disabilities, attention-deficit disorders, intellectual disability, psychiatric problems, or other neurological disorders. It measures multiple aspects of how verbal learning occurs, or fails to occur, as well as the amount of verbal material learned.
CVLT–C assesses verbal learning through an everyday memory task in which the child is asked to recall a list. An interference task is given, followed by short-delay free recall and cued recall trials. Free recall, cued recall, and a word recognition trial are also administered after a 20-minute delay.
CVLT–C produces a detailed analysis of the child's performance on recall measures, learning characteristics measures, areas of recall errors, and contrast measures.