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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Echolalia

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Can delayed echolalia be a cause of something other than autism in a 4 yr old?

Can delayed echolalia be a cause of something other than autism in a 4 yr old?

Needs evaluation: Delayed echolalia can be signs of other disorder. In the us if you have concerns about a developmental delay that may affect learning, your school district is required to perform an evaluation at no charge ...Read more

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What is echolalia..?

What is echolalia..?

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 do not understand it. It is also a normal phase of the development of language. Echolalia should normally disappear around two and half years of age. It is often considered abnormal if it persists beyond age 3 years. Request referral if lasting longer. ...Read more

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Is echolalia a common symptom of pdd?

Is echolalia a common symptom of pdd?

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 forms of pdd. It can be both immediate (echoing back something just said) and delayed (echoing a word or phrase from an earlier time such as from a watching a movie. In some, it is quite elaborate, including not just words but tone and gestures too. ...Read more

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Can delayed echolalia be treated?

Echolalia therapy: Echolalia is normal in early language development, but is quickly replaced in typical children by appropriate speech. 75% of verbal autism (as) patients have echolalia. Speech & behavioral therapists use echolalia to further speech in as. The answer is "yes, " it can be treated. But success is very variable. See https://www.Ttac.Vt.Edu/docs/autism_conference_handouts/breakouts_1/kingma_echolalia" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">https://www.Ttac.Vt.Edu/docs/autism_conference_handouts/breakouts_1/kingma_echolalia. ...Read more

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How long does it take for delayed echolalia to go away?

How long does it take for delayed echolalia to go away?

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 doctor for a referral. ...Read more

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Echolalia and autism spectrums, can you tell me about?

Echolalia and autism spectrums, can you tell me about?

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 what a person said previously can be part of typical language development at 8-20 months, if used in appropriate play or to communicate a feeling or need. Joint attention precedes reciprocal social communication. "It Takes Two to Talk' is a good book. ...Read more

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How can delayed echolalia be treated in a 3 year old?

How can delayed echolalia be treated in a 3 year old?

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 pediatrician to make sure there are no other developmental delays. ...Read more

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Is delayed echolalia always related to autism?

Is delayed echolalia always related to autism?

Echolalia: It can be present in autism & other developmental disabilities, tourette syndrome, aphasia, schizophrenia, asperger syndrome, alzheimer's disease, blind or visually impaired youngsters, & strokes. ...Read more

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My son is 3 and has pdd-nos. He scripts from tv shows sometimes but uses it mostly in context. Is this considered echolalia?

My son is 3 and has pdd-nos. He scripts from tv shows sometimes but uses it mostly in context.  Is this considered echolalia?

PDD-NOS is an out-: dated diagnosis, now Autistic Spectrum Disorder 1 in the DSM-V. Scripting is delayed echolalia. Used to communicate needs, desires or feelings, it's a step toward social communication. An evaluation by your school district's Child Find Team should confer eligibility for Early Childhood Special Education. If possible, augment this with private ABA, Speech/Language & Occupational Therapies. ...Read more

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Does delayed echolalia have anything to do with hearing loss?

Does delayed echolalia have anything to do with hearing loss?

Not known: Delayed echolalia is repetition of words after a time delay, common in autism. Not heard of being associated with hearing loss. ...Read more