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AuthorArdila, Alfredo. author
TitleNeuropsychological Evaluation of the Spanish Speaker [electronic resource] / by Alfredo Ardila, Mรณnica Rosselli, Antonio E. Puente
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US : Imprint: Springer, 1994
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Descript XIII, 201 p. online resource


This book is the culmination of a research program conducted in Colombia during the past several years. The fundamental aim of the program was to develop neuropsychological tests for Spanish speakers, especially elderly individuals and those with limited eduยญ cational attainment. The lack of norms for these populations repreยญ sents a significant practical problem not only in developing countries but also in more developed countries. For example, norms are usually obtained with middle-class Anglo-Saxon English-speaking populaยญ tions, often university students, and such norms do not usually include individuals older than 65 years. Furthermore, very few neuroยญ psychological tests have been developed for Spanish speakers; freยญ quently, tests are translated into Spanish (often poor translations at that), but the norms used are still those obtained from Englishยญ speaking populations. This volume summarizes the normative results of this research program. We anticipate that these tests and norms will be particularly useful in the neuropsychological evaluation of Spanish speakers, especially those with limited educational attainment, and the elderly. The United States represents the fifth largest Spanish-speaking counยญ try in the world (after Mexico, Spain, Argentina, and Colombia), with over 20 million speakers. It is anticipated that by the year 2025 there will be as many Hispanics in the United States as members of all other ethnic minority groups combined. Further, about 10% of the U. S. population are considered functionally illiterate, with Hispanics repยญ resenting an unusually large segment


Introduction: Neuropsychological Assessment in Different Cultural Contexts -- 1. Orientation and Attention -- 2. Language -- 3. Memory -- 4. Spatial and Praxic Abilities -- Appendix A: Pruebas Neuropsicolรณgicas para Hispanoparlantes -- A1. Versiรณn Espaรฑola del Examen Breve del Estado Mental -- A2. Prueba de Cancelaciรณn -- A3. Prueba de Denominaciรณn para Hispanoparlantes -- A4. Prueba de Lectura para Hispanoparlantes -- A5. Prueba de Escritura para Hispanoparlantes -- A6. Prueba de Repeticiรณn para Hispanoparlantes -- A7. Prueba de Discriminaciรณn Fonolรณgica para Hispanoparlantes -- A8. Prueba de Gramรกtica para Hispanoparlantes -- A9. Versiรณn Espaรฑola de la Prueba de las Fichas (Token Test) -- A10. Prueba de Fluidez Verbal -- A11. Prueba de Cรกlculo -- A12. Curva de Aprendizaje Verbal -- A13. Prueba de Memoria Facial (Fotografรญas y Hoja de Respuestas) -- A14. Figura Compleja de Rey-Osterrieth -- A15. Prueba de Dibujo de un Cubo -- B1. โ{128}{156}Aโ{128}{157} Cancellation Test -- B2. Digit Symbol Test -- B3. Spanish Naming Test -- B4. Verbal Fluency Test -- B5. Verbal Serial Learning Curve -- B6. Digit Span Test -- B7. Test of Memory for Unfamiliar Faces -- B8. Rey-Osterrieth Complex Figure Test -- B9. Finger-Tapping Test -- References -- Author Index

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