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The contribution of executive functions to narrative writing in fourth grade children

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The contribution of executive functions to narrative writing in fourth grade children. / Drijbooms, Elise; Groen, Margriet A.; Verhoeven, Ludo.

In: Reading and Writing, Vol. 28, No. 7, 2015, p. 989-1011.

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Drijbooms, Elise ; Groen, Margriet A. ; Verhoeven, Ludo. / The contribution of executive functions to narrative writing in fourth grade children. In: Reading and Writing. 2015 ; Vol. 28, No. 7. pp. 989-1011.

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