Date of Award


Document Type

Doctoral Research Paper

Degree Name


Organizational Unit

Graduate School of Professional Psychology

First Advisor

Henrietta Pazos

Second Advisor

Noelle Lefforge

Third Advisor

Joshua Burg


Cognitive assessment, Neuropsychological evaluation, IQ testing, Latinos, Hispanic, Multiculturalism, Spanish speakers, Bilingualism, Cultural sensitivity


Despite a growing body of literature and best-practice guidelines and considerations, assessment providers working with Latinx/e populations are left with numerous questions about how to translate these ideas into practice. This paper is meant to begin to answer some of these questions for Spanish-speaking providers administering cognitive tests to bilingual Latinx/e clients in the United States. The basis for these answers is a comprehensive literature review and my experience providing culturally-responsive assessment services to a bilingual Latinx/e population in the United States. A fictitious case study is included so that providers can get a concrete idea of how to bring these practical suggestions to life through the various phases of the assessment process, from the intake through the feedback session.

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