The Development of Perceptual Functions as a Norm and Pathology: A Comparative Analysis


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Published : 2018-12-23

BigosK. (2018). The Development of Perceptual Functions as a Norm and Pathology: A Comparative Analysis. Logopedia Silesiana, (7), 184-201. Retrieved from

Kamila Bigos
Zakład Logopedii i Językoznawstwa Stosowanego, Wydział Humanistyczny, Uniwersytet Marii Curie-Skłodowskiej w Lublinie  Poland

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