How many children with dyspraxia are there in Italy?

by Roberta Lunghini - 2016.02.29

In Italy, dyspraxia affects approximately 5-6% of children, especially boys. It is a neurological disorder affecting co-ordination of movement and it may also affect speech. Clumsiness, simplification and poverty of motor actions are the main indicators that make it difficult for these children even to whistle, jump, laugh and organize constructive games, according to the Federation of Italian Speech Therapists. That, on the occasion of the European Day of Speech and Language Therapy, March 6, 2016, proposes the initiative 'Words on the move' (‘Parole in movimento’): from 3 to 10 March, expert speech therapists will be available from 10 to 12 in order to give to mothers and fathers all the information they need on this issue.

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