Neuropsychologist Works to Improve Cultural Sensitivity in Cognition Testing

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LOS ANGELES (Oct. 2, 2014) — The signs of dementia are the same in any language. And symptoms of traumatic brain injury are similar regardless of socioeconomic status or place of birth. But the tools neuropsychologists use to assess and measure cognitive ability are not necessarily standardized from one country to another – or even from one neighborhood to another nearby. Enrique Lopez, PsyD, is collaborating with educators and other neuropsychologists to “increase available norms” for different cultures and languages.

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