Authors

MARIA GRIECO1, MARGHERITA SALERNO2, GABRIELE TRIPI3,4, FRANCESCO LAVANO5, PALMIRA ROMANO6, DANIELA RUSSO7, SERENA MARIANNA LAVANO5, FRANCESCO CERRONI6, ROSA MAROTTA5, LUCREZIA D’ORO9, SABRINA FRANCO10, ELISABETTA PICCIOCCHI11,12, DIEGO GERACI10, MARIO GIUSEPPE CHISARI13, GABRIELLA MARSALA14, ANNA NUNZIA POLITO15, MICHELE SORRENTINO16, ROSARIA MARTINA MAGLIULO17, ANNABELLA DI FOLCO8, LUCIA PARISI8, DAVIDE TESTA8, PAOLO MURABITO18, FRANCESCO CERRONI19, PASQUALE GIUGLIANO20, BEATRICE GALLAI21

Departments

1Presidio di Riabilitazione Diocleziano - 2Sciences for Mother and Child Health Promotion, University of Palermo, Italy - 3Department PROSAMI, University of Palermo, Italy - 4Childhood Psychiatric Service for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, CH Chinon, France - 5Department of Health Sciences, University “Magna Graecia”, Catanzaro, Italy - 6Centro di Riabilitazione LARS, Sarno, Italy - 7Centro di Riabilitazione La Filanda LARS; Sarno, Italy - 8Department of Psychology, Educational Science and Human Movement, University of Palermo, Italy - 9Centro Ambulatoriale Santo Stefano, Pesaro, Italy - 10Department of Medical, Surgical and Advanced Technology Sciences G.F. Ingrassia, University of Catania, Catania, I-95123, Italy - 11Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, University of Foggia, Foggia, Italy - 12Casa di Cura Villa dei Fiori Acerra, Napoli, Italy - 13Istituto nazionale della previdenza sociale (INPS), Catania, Italy - 14Struttura Complessa di Farmacia, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria, Ospedali Riuniti di Foggia, Foggia, Italy - 15Complex Structure of Neuropsychiatry Childhood-Adolescence of Ospedali Riuniti of Foggia, Foggia, Italy - 16NICU -Preterm and High Risk Newborn Neurodevelopmental Follow-up Service; Pineta Grande Hospital Castel Volturno (CE), Italy - 17Centro Studi della Scoliosi S.R.L, Italy - 18Università degli Studi di Catania, Catania, Italy - 19Centro Manzoni s.r.l., Napoli, Italy - 20UOC Medicina Legale; Azienda Ospedaliera Sant’Anna e San Sebastiano di Caserta - 21Department of Surgical and Biomedical Sciences, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy

Abstract

Stuttering is a common language alteration in pediatric age consisting in repetitions and blocks, which entail a break in the rhythm and melody of the speech. According to the WHO it is a disorder of the rhythm of the word, the subject knows precisely what he would like to say, but at the same time he is not able to say it. It is a great inconvenience for those affected, also because the slowing down of speaking is not about thought or cognitive skills.

Keywords

pediatric stuttering, psychodynamic hypotheses, anxiety disorders

DOI:

10.19193/0393-6384_2018_4s_332