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Performance of adults with Down’s syndrome on the Children's version of the Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test: a brief report
Wilson, B. & Ivani-Chalian, R.
British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 34, 85-88
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We gave the Rivermead Behavioural Memory Test for Children (RBMT-C) to 37 community dwelling adults with Downs Syndrome. Ages ranged from 19 to 44 years (mean 29 years, SD 6 years). We wanted to know (a) if the test could be administered to this group and (b) how people with Downs Syndrome compared with children aged 5 to 10 years. All subjects were able to participate in the test and all were 'off the floor'. Story recall was the hardest subtest for people with Downs Syndrome, while remembering to deliver a message was the easiest. We discuss the possible use of this test in studies comparing older people with Downs Syndrome with Alzheimer patients.