The Effect of Age-at-Testing on Verbal Memory among Children Following Severe Traumatic Brain Injury

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss why verbal memory difficulties might be underdiagnosed among young children (below 12 years of age) after traumatic brain injury when using the Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test (RAVLT).
2. Discuss how the “Mathew effect” (i.e., the rich get richer and the poor get poorer) might be related to memory and learning difficulties among adolescents following traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Silberg, T., Ahonniska-Assa, J., Levav, M., Eliyahu, R., Peleg-Pilowsky, T., Brezner, A., & Vakil, E. (2016). The effect of age-at-testing on verbal memory among children following severe traumatic brain injury. Child Neuropsychology22(5), 600-617.