Tulio Otero

Tulio Otero

Affiliate Faculty
  • Associate Professor

  • The Chicago School Chicago
    The Chicago School Grayslake
School Psychology
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
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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, conducts independent neuropsychological and psycho-educational evaluations, and is Consultant to Dept. of Corrections-State of IL. Previous to joining TCS Dr. Otero was adjunct faculty with Columbia College and North Central 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. Dr. Otero is also a Master level martial artist with a 4th degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do, and a 3rd degree black belt in Hapkido.

  • B.S., Carroll University
  • 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
  • IL, PR
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
  • Chronic Illness

Select Publications

  • Otero, T. M. (XXXX). Evidence-Based Assessment and Intervention for Autism in School Psychology. In Monica Thielking and Mark Terjesen (Eds). Handbook of Australian School Psychology: Bridging the Gaps in International Research, Practice, and Policy. New York. Springer. INVITED CHAPTER

  • Otero, T. M. (in Press). Intellegence: Defined as Neurocognitive Processing. In Goldstien and Naglieri (Eds). Handbook of Intellegence:  Evolutionary Theory, Historical Perspective and Current Concepts. New York. Springer. INVITED CHAPTER

  • Otero, T.M. Barker, L., Naglieri, J.A. (2014). Executive Function and Interventions in Schools. Applied Neuropsychology-Child. INVITED PAPER

  • Otero, T.M., & Barker, L. (2014). The Frontal Lobes and Executive Function. In Nagieri, J. A., & Goldstein, S. (Eds). Handbook of Executive Function. New York. Springer.

  • Naglieri, J.A., & Otero, T.M ( 2014). PASS theory and Executive Function. In Nagieri, J. A., & Goldstein, S. (Eds). Handbook of Executive Function. New York. Springer.

  • Goldstein, S., Naglieri, J. A., Princiotta, D., & Otero, T. M. (2014). Introduction: A History of Executice Functioning as a theoretical and Clinical Constuct. In Goldstien, S. & Naglieri, J.A. (Eds). Handbook of Executive Function. New York. Springer.

  • 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. ( 2013). The Neurocognitive Assessment of Hispanic English Language Learners with Reading Failure. Journal of Applied Neuropsychology, 2, 1, 24-32.

  • 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. M. (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

  • Assessing Neurocognitive Processes for Eligibility Determination and Intervention: Application of the CAS2, CAS2 Brief, and CAS2 Rating Scale. School Neuropsychology Conference. Dallas, TX. July 2014. Co-Presenter: Jack Naglieri

  • Processing Assessment Using the Cognitive Assessment System CAS Second Edition. National Association of School Psychologists, Seattle, Washington, DC. 2014. Co-presenters: Jack Naglieri, Beth Allen, Sam Goldstien.
  • Using the KABC-2 and CAS for Assessing Cognitive Processing Deficits. National Association of School Psychologists, Seattle, WA. 2013: Co presentor: Dr. Antonio Aguilar-Diaz.

  • Establishing a Neurocognitive Approach for Assessment in Hispanic Children. National Association of School Psychologists, Seattle, WA. 2013. Co-presenter: Dr. Mary Moreno.

  • Integrating a Neurocognitive Approach Into Assessment of Hispanic Students. National Association of School Psychologists, Philadelphia, PA. 2012. Co-presenter: Dr. Mary Moreno.

  • 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.

Editorial Board Membership

  • Journal Of Attention Disorders
  • Journal of Hispanic Higher Education
  • Revista de Neuropsicología, Neuropsiquiatría y Neurociencias


  • 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