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Language and communication in children with autism: Do research and clinical practice converge in Denmark?

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Language and communication in children with autism : Do research and clinical practice converge in Denmark? / Brynskov, Cecilia; Krøjgaard, Peter; Eigsti, Inge-Marie.

I: Nordic Psychology, Bind 68, Nr. 2, 2016, s. 100-113.

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Brynskov, Cecilia ; Krøjgaard, Peter ; Eigsti, Inge-Marie. / Language and communication in children with autism : Do research and clinical practice converge in Denmark?. I: Nordic Psychology. 2016 ; Bind 68, Nr. 2. s. 100-113.

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