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echolalia in adults

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathryn Akin
37 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Vocal repetition: Echolalia is a vocal and/or verbal repetition of what a person says. A child with developmental problems may "parrot" back what someone says if they d ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
50 years experience Pediatrics
Echolalia therapy: Echolalia is normal in early language development, but is quickly replaced in typical children by appropriate speech. 75% of verbal autism (as) patie ... Read More
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Glen Elliott
43 years experience Child Psychiatry
Yes: Echolalia is normal in you infants and may occur in a few other disorders, mostly language delay, but it is especially common in autism and other form ... Read More
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Dr. William Holmes
34 years experience Child Psychiatry
Yes: Echolalia is common in pdd, especially in full-blown autism as compared to autistic spectrum difficulties.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Immediate echo-: lalia is repeating words or phrases just heard. Delayed echolalia is repeating "snippets" heard previously, often from a video or TV show. Repeating w ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Akin
37 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Depends on cause: Delayed echolalia can have many causes. I would recommend an evaluation by a speech pathologist and or developmental pediatrician. See your child's do ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mohammed Younus
31 years experience Psychiatry
Wait: it goes away: It usually is benign by itself at that age and children grow out of it. Get the child evaluated by pediatrician or preferably a behavioral pediatricia ... Read More
A 68-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Mandel
40 years experience General Practice
It's possible: All kids experience echolalia when they learn a spoken language but most develop independent thought as they get older. Some people experience echolal ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Johanna Fricke
50 years experience Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Between 8-20 months: It can be part of typical language development, if used for representational play, e.g., "no, no, dolly!" in the same inflections used earlier by mom. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theresa-Ann Clark
24 years experience Family Medicine
It is not easy: Behavior modification using rewards can help extinguish behavior. A strategy to substitute an acceptable behavior may work. Physical reminders, like ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronda Dennis-Smithart
Specializes in Pediatrics
Most likely: It sounds as if you are describing a form of echolalia-or repetition of words or phrases spoken by another. The face that is it 'mostly in context' m ... Read More

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