Crayons

This is a test of visual-verbal sequential memory using temporal position and colour. During the test items the child is presented with a coloured crayon which disappears, and another coloured crayon appears in its place. The task is to remember the colours of each crayon as they appear and then replicate the presented colours in the same order by selecting the colours from a set of four presented at the end of the test item (see Figure 18). The student may change their mind by simply selecting the colour filled crayon they wish to change. Once the student is happy with their selection they must press the green arrow to continue. The teacher must ensure, as far as possible, that the student understands the full task requirements. Special attention must be given to ensuring that the student tries to replicate the order of colour presentation and not simply the colours shown in any order. The test begins with a practice.

 

Figure 18. Screen from Crayons