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Neuropsychological testing in a rural African school-age population: evaluating contributions to variability in test performance

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Neuropsychological testing in a rural African school-age population : evaluating contributions to variability in test performance. / Kitsao-Wekulo, Patricia K.; Holding, Penny A.; Taylor, H. Gerry; Abubakar, Amina; Connolly, Kevin.

In: Assessment, Vol. 20, No. 6, 12.2013, p. 776-784.

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Kitsao-Wekulo, Patricia K. ; Holding, Penny A. ; Taylor, H. Gerry ; Abubakar, Amina ; Connolly, Kevin. / Neuropsychological testing in a rural African school-age population : evaluating contributions to variability in test performance. In: Assessment. 2013 ; Vol. 20, No. 6. pp. 776-784.

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