Introduction to the special edition: IQ-based MOANS norms for multiple neuropsychological instruments.

Cheshire, CT, USA.
The Clinical Neuropsychologist (Impact Factor: 1.58). 09/2005; 19(3-4):277-9. DOI: 10.1080/13854040590948992
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