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Revista Ecuatoriana de Neurología

versão On-line ISSN 2631-2581versão impressa ISSN 1019-8113


MASCIALINO, Guido et al. Practice of neuropsychology in Ecuador. Rev Ecuat Neurol [online]. 2022, vol.31, n.1, pp.49-58. ISSN 2631-2581.


To explore the current state of neuropsychology practice in Ecuador through the administration of an online survey.


A total of 48 professionals working in the field of neuropsychology completed an online survey between August 2018 and December 2019.


The majority of the participants were female (62.5%), with a mean age of 37.23. 87.5% report having received postgraduate neuropsychology training. Most are employed in private practice, universities and/or clinics, and report being satisfied with their work. The most commonly treated diagnoses are Attention Deficit with Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), learning disabilities and language disorders. The three main barriers identified for the development of neuropsychology are the lack of academic training programs, the lack of clinical training programs and the lack of willingness to collaborate among professionals.


The practice of neuropsychology in Ecuador is on par with that of Latin America. However, certain changes are needed, such as increasing academic and clinical training programs in the area, formalizing regulations that guarantee quality and standards in practice, and continuing to standardize and validate neuropsychological tests in the country.

Palavras-chave : neuropsychology; practice; Ecuador..

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