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Paediatric Assessments - 

Expression, Reception and Recall of Narrative Instrument (ERRNI)
Dorothy Bishop, 2004

Assess the ability to relate, comprehend and remember a story after a delay

Age Range:
6 years to adult (norms available from 4 years)

Individual - 8 to 10 minutes

The ERRNI assesses the ability to relate, comprehend and remember a story after a delay. It provides a rich source of information about children's narrative skills.

How does it work?
Two parallel forms are each linked to a sequenced story of 15 scenes. Retell of The Beach Story or The Fish Story is recorded with and without visual cues and a series of comprehesnion questions are completed. Samples are then transcribed and analysed. The parallel forms allow for retesting while minimising practice effect.

National UK norms are provided on the following measures:

The sample provides useful material for qualitative analysis of syntactic structure, hesitation phenomena and cohesion.

The lack of ceiling effects gives good discrimination throughout the age range. Detailed training examples are provided for transcriptions and coding. The clear colour artwork is suitable for all age groups.

Available Products


Complete kit: Includes manual, stimulus book, 25 Version 1 record forms, 25 Version 2 record forms in bag
Additional copies of materials:
Version 1 record forms, pad of 25
Version 2 record forms, pad of 25
Stimulus book