Development of the Texas Spanish naming test: A test for Spanish speakers

Carlos Marquez De La Plata, B. Vicioso, Linda Hynan, H. M. Evans, Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, Laura Lacritz, C. Munro Cullum

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Neuropsychological assessment of Spanish speakers often involves translated versions of English measures, with limited validation data and potential bias due to cultural, educational, and linguistic differences. The Texas Spanish Naming Test (TNT), a 30-item confrontation naming test, was developed for Spanish speakers by systematically selecting culturally salient words. In a sample of 85 minimally educated Spanish speakers, the TNT demonstrated good internal consistency and convergent validity, and showed greater sensitivity than a translated version of the popular Boston Naming Test. Results support the clinical utility of the TNT when dementia among Spanish speakers is suspected.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)288-304
Number of pages17
JournalClinical Neuropsychologist
Issue number2
StatePublished - Mar 2008


  • Boston Naming Test
  • Cross-cultural
  • Dementia
  • Naming
  • Spanish
  • Test development

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neuropsychology and Physiological Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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