UK Daily Mail
Monday, January 4th, 2010
Nearly a quarter of boys – and one in seven girls – is struggling to learn to talk because thousands of households keep their TV sets on constantly making it difficult for them to understand the speech of adults around them.
A survey revealed how 22 per cent of boys and 13 per cent of girls have trouble developing speech and understanding others.
Three per cent suffer ’significant’ problems, according to a poll published by Jean Gross, the Government’s communications adviser.
Middle-class children were just as likely to experience problems as youngsters from less affluent families, it emerged.
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