Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Challenges of neuropsychological testing with Asian American adults: A critical review of the literature
by Kim, Heejin, Psy.D., Pepperdine University, 2011, 142; 3459907
Abstract (Summary)

The present study is a critical analysis of literature surrounding the challenges faced during neuropsychological testing with Asian American adults. This dissertation will provide a comprehensive overview and critically analyze what is known with regards to neuropsychological assessment of Asian individuals, challenges that psychologists face in conducting culturally competent neuropsychological assessment of this population, and recommendations for conducting such assessments. Current literature reveals how confounds such as culture, acculturation, language, and the inappropriate use of tests and normative data can impact scores and subsequent treatment recommendations. Given these confounds, recommendations will be made regarding the neuropsychological test selection, test administration, and normative data to discuss ways that testing with Asian Americans can be improved.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Woo, Stephanie
Commitee: Himelstein, Susan, Sazgar, Sepida
School: Pepperdine University
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-B 72/09, Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Clinical psychology
Keywords: Asian-Americans, Neuropsychological testing
Publication Number: 3459907
ISBN: 9781124708331
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