Initial Battery Luria and development of higher psychological functions


  • Yaser Ramírez Benítez Universidad de Cienfuegos “Carlos R Rodríguez”.



Initial Luria, children neuropsychology, neurodevelopment, Luria neuropsychological model, preschool


The neuropsychological battery Initial Luria is a valid instrument to evaluate and follow the superior neurological function development at preschooler age. Luria’s neuropsychological model offers the theory and practical possibilities of knowing infant’s potential and real superior functions. Methodology: The investigation purport determines clinical use for Luria Initial instrument in neurodevelopment alterations cuban children. The revision original article from 2006-2013 in electronic data base (Scielo, EBSCO host, LILACS, Medigraphic). This instrument has affective clinical utility in Cuba, scenically in population neurodevelopment alterations. The results several populations (TDAH, low birth weight, metabolic disorders) inform that the motor act intentionality, conduct inhibition and spacial organization are target skills in every event that interrupt the neurodevelopment. Acquirement of speak regulation function predicts pre-academic infant conditions together the real state of superior functions. This instrument clinical utility is in the possibility of describing - explaining the real superior function real state and its potential: the infant can move and copy movement, draw, recognize colors and speak (real functions age state), but if the infant does not organize those actions trough regulator oral language (potential functions state), at will make mistakes and not learning through adult orientations at scholar age. The theory Luria offers study this nervous system development.


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Author Biography

Yaser Ramírez Benítez, Universidad de Cienfuegos “Carlos R Rodríguez”.

Profesor Universidad de Cienfuegos “Carlos R Rodríguez”.

Investigador del Servicio de Neuropsicología. Centro Docente de Rehabilitación del Neurodesarrollo, Cárdenas, Matanzas, Cuba.


How to Cite

Ramírez Benítez, Y. (2015). Initial Battery Luria and development of higher psychological functions. Acción Psicológica, 11(1), 69–78.



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