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The Flamingo Test: A new diagnostic instrument for dyslexia in Dutch higher education students

Rouweler, L., Varkevisser, N., Brysbaert, M., Maassen, B. & Tops, W., 29-Dec-2019, In : European Journal of Special Needs Education. 29 p.

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Rouweler, L., Varkevisser, N., Brysbaert, M., Maassen, B., & Tops, W. (2019). The Flamingo Test: A new diagnostic instrument for dyslexia in Dutch higher education students. European Journal of Special Needs Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/08856257.2019.1709703

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Rouweler, Liset ; Varkevisser, Nelleke ; Brysbaert, Marc ; Maassen, Bernardus ; Tops, Wim. / The Flamingo Test : A new diagnostic instrument for dyslexia in Dutch higher education students. In: European Journal of Special Needs Education. 2019.

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Rouweler, L, Varkevisser, N, Brysbaert, M, Maassen, B & Tops, W 2019, 'The Flamingo Test: A new diagnostic instrument for dyslexia in Dutch higher education students', European Journal of Special Needs Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/08856257.2019.1709703

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The Flamingo Test : A new diagnostic instrument for dyslexia in Dutch higher education students. / Rouweler, Liset; Varkevisser, Nelleke; Brysbaert, Marc; Maassen, Bernardus; Tops, Wim.

In: European Journal of Special Needs Education, 29.12.2019.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Vancouver

Rouweler L, Varkevisser N, Brysbaert M, Maassen B, Tops W. The Flamingo Test: A new diagnostic instrument for dyslexia in Dutch higher education students. European Journal of Special Needs Education. 2019 Dec 29. https://doi.org/10.1080/08856257.2019.1709703


BibTeX

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