Test of Memory Malingering tomm
For: A test that distinguishes between malingered and true memory impairment in persons ages 16 to 84 years
Reading Level: Nil (Pictures Only) - Professionally or computer administered
Oral response to Visual Stimuli
Length: Approx. 15 minutes (2 learning/recognition trials)
Approx. 20 minutes (with retention trial)
Scoring: Hand Scored
Hand Scoring Materials
TOMM Recording Forms (25)
TOMM Research Monograph
TOMM Stimulus Booklets (Set of 3)
TOMM Complete Kit
Tom N. Tombaugh
The TOMM is a systematic method to assist psychologists discriminate between bona fide memory impaired clients and malingerers. It is essentially an 'easy' test that clients believe is difficult - malingerers typically score poorly.
Clients are shown two sets of 50 pictures and then given recognition trials after each set. A retention trial may also be administered approximately 15 minutes later.
Data is reported for cognitively intact adults, those with a cognitive impairment, aphasia, traumatic brain injury and dementia. Validity data using simulators and those at risk for malingering support the usefulness of this test.
A single report is available, listing client scores and a statement as to the likelihood they falsified their responses.
- Short administration time.
- Excellent validity studies.
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