Principles of Neuropsychological Assessment with Hispanics

Theoretical Foundations and Clinical Practice

  • Antolin M. Llorente

Part of the Issues of Diversity in Clinical Neuropsychology book series (ISSUESDIV)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Sara A. Lawless, Julie K. Ries, Antolin M. Llorente
    Pages 1-28
  3. Christian von Thomsen, Lori Gallup, Antolin M. Llorente
    Pages 57-77
  4. Christine French, Antolin M. Llorente
    Pages 78-120
  5. Antolin M. Llorente, Deborah Weber
    Pages 121-135
  6. Peter Smith, Eric Lane, Antolin M. Llorente
    Pages 136-163
  7. Julie K. Ries, Brian Potter, Antolin M. Llorente
    Pages 164-179
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 180-234

About this book


The inaugural volume in the Issues of Diversity in Clinical Neuropsychology series, Principles of Neuropsychological Assessment with Hispanics sheds needed light on challenges specific to assessing members of this growing, diverse population. Beginning with evidence-based findings revealing intricate nonlinear relationships between culture and the brain, Antolin M. Llorente and a team of eight experts explore finely nuanced constructs of culture, ethnicity, race, and language among Hispanics in neurobehavioral and neurocognitive terms. The authors ably balance theory, research, and practical applications, and give ample space to ethical issues in the assessment of Latinos, indicating the ongoing need for bias-free procedures so that evaluations—and the treatment interventions that they generate—are accurate and valid.

In-depth coverage of:

  • Acculturation and assimilation
  • Language, bilingualism, and multilingualism
  • Cultural and ethnic identity
  • Patterns of migration and immigration

as they affect core practical areas, including:

  • Competence
  • Minimal standards
  • Test development and norms
  • Psychopathology and rehabilitation.

Synthesizing the state of an evolving field and a highly heterogeneous subject group, this book is bound to appeal to a wide range of mental health professionals, including clinical neuropsychologists, clinical and educational psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers and other mental health professionals.


Hispanics and health Hispanics and neuropsychology Latinos and health care Neuropsychological practices with hispanics Psychology and minority health assimilation culture development migration minority neuropsychology psychology

Editors and affiliations

  • Antolin M. Llorente
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Maryland School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-71757-9
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-71758-6
  • Series Print ISSN 1930-4633
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