Table 1

Areas tested and individual subtests

TestNormative dataSubtestArea testedDescription
CMS1000 Children aged 5–16 years (scaled score format M  =  10, SD 3)Dot locationsSpatial learning and recallRecall the spatial location of a dot pattern over three learning trials and after a 30-minute delay
Word pairsAuditory learning and recallRecall a list of word pairs over three learning trials and after a 30-minute delay
WISC-IV2200 Children aged 6–16 years (scaled score format M  =  10, SD 3)Symbol searchProcessing speedIndicate the presence or absence of a target symbol in sequential groups of symbols
Letter number sequencingWorking memoryRecall lists of numbers in ascending order and letters in alphabetical order
Digit span (forward and backward)Working memoryRepeat numbers verbatim as stated by the examiner. Repeat numbers in the reverse order as stated by the examiner
TEA-Ch293 Children aged 6–16 years (scaled score format M  =  10, SD 3)Sky SearchFocussed attentionCircle targets on a large plastic sheet that includes distracters, under time constraints
Score!Sustained attentionCount the number of “scoring” sounds heard on a tape
Creature countingSwitching attentionCount pictures of “aliens” and switch between counting up and counting down when an arrow is encountered
Sky Search DTDivided attentionSky Search and Score! at the same time
BADS259 Children aged 8–16 years (scaled score format M  =  10, SD 3)Zoomap 1 and 2Executive function1. Assesses the ability to formulate and implement a plan
2. Assesses the ability to follow a preformulated plan
  • BADS, Behavioural Assessment of the Dysexecutive Syndrome; CMS, Children's Memory Scale; TEA-Ch, Test for Everyday Attention for Children; WISC-IV, Wechster Intelligence Scale for Children, 4th UK edition.