Tulio Otero

Tulio Otero

Affiliate Faculty
  • -Associate Professor

  • The Chicago School Chicago
    The Chicago School Grayslake
School Psychology Program and Clinical Psy.D. Program
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Office Location
Office Phone
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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

Courses Taught:

    Intro to Neuroscience
  • Intro to Neuropsychology
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Pediatric Health Psychology
  • Child/Adolescent Neuropsychological Assessment
  • Intellectual Assessment
  • Biological Basis of Behavior
  • Assessment of Children & Adolescents
  • Nondiscriminatory Assessment of ELL
  • Cultural Competence in Pediatric Neuropsychology

Select Publications:

  • 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.

Select Presentations:

    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

Professional Memberships:

  • American Psychological Association
  • International Neuropsychological Society
  • International Association of Psychologists
  • National Association of Neuropsychologists
  • Hispanic Neuropsychological Society
  • National Association of School Psychologists