“This essential compilation of normative data is a “must-have” resource for practitioners on the African continent. It is also of crucial global importance given
the proliferation of migration and refugee populations calling for assessment procedures appropriate to individuals from diverse cultural, linguistic and/or
resource-poor backgrounds” – Ann D. Watts, PhD, Entabeni Hospital, Durban, South Africa; Past President of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS)

“The collation is a timely and invaluable resource for clinicians, researchers and educators in Africa for making sense of their scores from commonly used cognitive measures. It is a magnificent piece of work” – Elias Mpofu, PhD, DEd, Professor of Rehabilitation and Health Sciences, University of North Texas, USA; Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Psychology in Africa

“This book is a welcome addition to the assessment landscape in Africa. It provides much-needed local norms in a single collection and will soon become seminal in the field” – Sumaya Laher, Professor of Psychology, School of Human and Community Development, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa; Editor-in-Chief of the African Journal of Psychological Assessment

“An impressive collection of normative data that was needed to produce significant progress in the clinical practice of neuropsychology in the region” – Alberto Fernández, Professor of Psychology, Department of Neuropsychology, Catholic University of Cordoba, Argentina

“This collection of norms will serve to inspire clinicians and researchers to develop new ways to assess cognition and ensure that health services
serve communities more effectively and equitably across the whole of Africa, and indeed around the world” – Jonathan Evans, Professor of Clinical Neuropsychology, University of Glasgow, Scotland, UK; Serving Presidential Term of the International Neuropsychological Society (INS)


This publication is a long-awaited collation of normative data for commonly employed cognitive tests pertaining to eighty-three test versions and sixteen countries in Africa.However, the book is much more than a reference source for normative data. It provides a review of the clinical and research challenges involved in cross-cultural assessment. In addition, there is a user-friendly section with step-by-step guidelines on the application and interpretation of the norms, that can be applied in culturally diverse contexts worldwide.