Comprehensive Cognitive Assessments are not Necessary for the Identification and Treatment of Learning Disabilities.

  title={Comprehensive Cognitive Assessments are not Necessary for the Identification and Treatment of Learning Disabilities.},
  author={Jack M. Fletcher and Jeremy Miciak},
  journal={Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists},
  volume={32 1},
  • J. Fletcher, Jeremy Miciak
  • Published 1 February 2017
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Archives of clinical neuropsychology : the official journal of the National Academy of Neuropsychologists
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