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Dr. Otero Joined TCS in 2008. He currently works in various capacities: as a Bilingual psychologist for the U-46 School District in Elgin, IL, conducting independent neuropsychological and psycho-educational evaluations, and as Consultant to Dept. of Corrections-State of IL. Current faculty affiliations are with The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Columbia College, and Northcentral University. Before moving to Illinois in 1997, Dr. Otero worked as a staff psychologist at First Hospital Panamericano in Puerto Rico where he focused on mental health, AODA, and Forensic services, while also engaging in general private practice. Currently he teaches courses in the departments of school, clinical and forensic psychology.
B.S. Carroll College
M.Ed. Marquette University
Ph.D. Columbia of the Pacific University
Certificate in Trauma Counseling
-University of Wisconsin
Clinical Psychology Internships
-Associated Clinical Professionals, & Behavior and Management Consultants
Post-Doctoral Specialization Diploma
in Clinical Neuropsychology- Fielding Graduate University
Areas Of Expertise
Intro to Neuroscience
Intro to Neuropsychology
Pediatric Health Psychology
Child/Adolescent Neuropsychological Assessment
Biological Basis of Behavior
Assessment of Children & Adolescents
Nondiscriminatory Assessment of ELL
Cultural Competence in Pediatric Neuropsychology
Otero, T.M., Podell, K., Defina, P., Goldberg, E. (2013). Assessment of Neuropsychological Functioning. In Weiner, I., Graham, J.R., Naglieri, J.A. (Eds) Handbook of Psychology, Volume 10, Assessment Psychology, 2nd Edition (502-533). New York. Wiley. Otero, T. M., Gonzalez, L., Naglieri, J. A. ( 2012). The Neurocognitive Assessment of Hispanic English Language Learners with Reading Failure. Journal of Applied Neuropsychology
Naglieri, J. A. & Otero, T. M. (2012). The Cognitive Assessment System: From Theory to Practice. In Flanagan, D. P., & Harrison, P. L. (Eds.). Contemporary intellectual assessment (3rd Edition): Theories, tests, and issues. New York: Guilford.
Naglieri, J.A & Otero, T.M. (2012). Assessing Diverse Populations with the Wechsler Nonverbal Scale of Ability. . In Flanagan, D. P., & Harrison, P. L. (Eds.). Contemporary intellectual assessment (3rd Edition): Theories, tests, and issues. New York: Guilford.
Naglieri, J. A. & Otero, T. (2011). Cognitive Assessment System: Redefining Intelligence from A Neuropsychological Perspective. In A. Davis (Ed.). Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology (320-333). New York: Springer Publishing.
Naglieri, J. A. & Otero, T. (2011). Assessing Diverse Populations With Nonverbal Measures of Ability in a Neuropsychological Context In A. Davis (Ed.). Handbook of Pediatric Neuropsychology (320-333). New York: Springer Publishing.
Otero, T. M., & Naglieri, J. A. (2011). The Cognitive Assessment System and the Wechler Intellegence Scale for Children-IV in a Neuropsychological Context. In N. Mathers & L. E. Jaffe (Eds.). Comprehensive Evaluations: Case reports for psychologists, diagnosticians and special educators. New York: Wiley.
Otero, T.M., Morreno, M A. (2010). Helping Children to Learn: Interventions for Use in School and at Home (Spanish version), In Naglieri, J.A. Helping Children to Learn: Interventions for Use in School and at Home. 2nd ed. Baltimore: Paul H.Brooks.
Otero, T. Illustrative Case study of Bilingual Psychological Report Using the WNV. In Brunnert, K. A, Naglieri, J., and Hardy-Braz, S.T. (2009) In Essentials of WNV Assessment. New York. Wiley.
Naglieri, A.; Otero, T; DeLauder, B; Matto, H. (2007). Bilingual Hispanic Children's Performance on the English and Spanish Versions of the Cognitive Assessment System. School Psychology Quarterly, v22 n3 p432-448.
Otero, T.M., & O'Meara, D.P. (1991). Mental Injury Litigation: The Role of the Lawyer and Psychologist. Medical Psychotherapy, Vol. 4, pp. 17-26.
Otero, T.M., & O'Meara, D.P. (1992). Psychological and Legal Issues in Personal Injury Cases. The Milwaukee Lawyer, Vol. 12, No.2, pp. 5-20
Otero, T.M. (1986). Altering Your Inner Limits: The Imagery Technique of Neurolinguistic Programming. In A. Sheikh (Ed) An Anthology of Imagery Techniques, The Imagery Institute. Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
A neurocognitive model for the Assessment of Latino Students. National Latino/a Psychological Association. New Brunswick , N.J. Oct, 13, 2013. Interventions for Learning and Developmental Disorders: A Neurocognitive Approach. Missouri Association of School Psychologists. Oct 26, 2011.
Towards a model of Neurocognitive Assessment of Hispanic Students. National Association of School Psychologists, San Fransisco, CA. 2011
Interventions for Disorders based on Neurocognitive & Academic Achievement Profiles. National Association of School Psychologists, San Fransisco, CA. 2011
Enlace Colaborativo entre Guatemala y Puerto Rico para Intervenciones Educativas para Problemas Específicos de Aprendizaje (Collaborative Networking between Guatelama & Puerto Rico in the development of Educational Interventions for Specific Learning Disabilities). XXXIII International Congress of Psychology, Guatemala, 2009
SLD Interventions Based on Achievement Performance, Cognitive/Neuropsychological Profiles. NASP, Boston, Mass. 2009
Academic Interventions Based on the Cognitive Assessment System. 3rd National School Neuropsychology Conference. Dallas, TX. 2008
Instructional Interventions for Students with Specific Learning Disabilities, NASP, New Orlean, LA. 2008
Cognitive processing as it relates to Learning and Interventions. Department of Education, Common Wealth of Puerto Rico. San Juan, PR. 2004
Assessment & Treatment of the Substance Abuser. First Hospital Paramericano, Cidra, Puerto Rico. 1996
Adolescent Development: Keys to Understanding their Social and Cognitive Needs. Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 1995
American Board of School Neuropsychology
National Board of Certified School Psychologists
American Academy of Pain Management
American Board of Professional Disability Consultants
American Psychological Association
International Neuropsychological Society
International Association of Psychologists
National Association of Neuropsychologists
Hispanic Neuropsychological Society
National Association of School Psychologists
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