Innovative tools for the assessment of cognitive development in contexts of socioeconomic vulnerability. Practical guide for children and adolescents in Guatemala

  • Authors:
    Research team:
    Joaquín Ibáñez Alfonso (ETEA Foundation, Instituto de Desarrollo de la Universidad Loyola Andalucía; Department of Psychology, Universidad Loyola Andalucía), Rosalba Company Córdoba (ETEA Foundation, Instituto de Desarrollo de la Universidad Loyola Andalucía; Department of Psychology, Universidad Loyola Andalucía), Claudia García de la Cadena (Universidad del Valle de Guatemala).
    Project coordination and research review team:
    Michela Accerenzi (ETEA Foundation), Luis Alberto López Morataya (Fe y alegría Guatemala), José Manuel Moreno Domínguez (Entreculturas Foundation), María José Vázquez de Francisco (ETEA Foundation).
    Publication:
    ETEA Foundation for Development and Cooperation.
    Year: 2020

Abstract

This practical guide explains and develops the research objectives and methods used to study the implications of living in a situation of vulnerability for a group of children between 6 and 17 years of age in an urban area and two rural areas of Guatemala.
in an urban area and two rural areas of Guatemala. In addition, a brief description of the method used for the adjustment of the existing scales for this population in 10 commonly used neuropsychological tests is offered, as well as conclusions, and the results of the study.
commonly used, as well as conclusions, proposals for future lines of research and lessons learned in the project “Socioeconomic Status and Cognitive Development in Childhood and Adolescence: Innovative Assessment Tools for Vulnerable Populations. The case of Guatemala”, funded by the Andalusian Agency of International Cooperation for Development.

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