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Echolalia – A mystery solved.

Posted by TheCanvasGrey on January 14, 2009

Echolalia

From Encarta:  the compulsive repetition of words spoken by somebody else.

From Wiki:  Immediate echolalia causes the immediate repetition of a word or phrase. In some autistic and Asperger’s cases it may be a method of buying time to help process language. In an instance a child with autism is asked, “Do you want dinner?” the child echoes back “Do you want dinner?” followed by a pause and then a response, “Yes. What’s for dinner?”

From Alex:  It helps me be calm until I think of what is next and sometimes I’m excited so I say it.

I love my Alex! He helps me understand!

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One Response to “Echolalia – A mystery solved.”

  1. Goldie said

    we have that in my house. never thought of it as them processing and “buying time” to respond. that’s cool.

    hope you are well! I was in your neck of the woods recently to watch the big Steeler game with the Pittsburgh-born relatives. It was GOOD.

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