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Doctor insights on: Echolalia In Non Autistic Kids

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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

Dr. Johanna Fricke
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Autism (Definition)

Autism is a neurodevelopmental disorder affecting three areas: abnormal socialization, communication, and restricted interests with repetitive patterns of behavior. It is usually detected in the first two years of life. Cause is unknown but strong evidence points to an interplay between genetic and environmental factors. Patients with autism may display significant delays in certain developmental areas while having normal or superior strengths in other developmental or learning domains. The severity of the disorder is highly variable ...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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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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How do you stop echolalia. My child has PDD & is very sad to hear him repeat everything?

How do you stop echolalia.  My child has PDD & is very sad to hear him repeat everything?

It is not easy: Behavior modification using rewards can help extinguish behavior. A strategy to substitute an acceptable behavior may work. Physical reminders, like wearing a rubber band on the wrist and snapping it when repetition starts can serve as a reminder to stop. Learning to mouth words rather than speaking them may be a step. Consult an autism behavior specialist to design an individualized plan. ...Read more

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Do non autistic siblings of autism kids mirror symptoms of autism?

Do non autistic siblings of autism kids mirror symptoms of autism?

Possibly: Newer studies show that ~ 30% of younger siblings of a child with autism display autistic behaviors early on. Of these ~ 40% are eventually diagnosed with autism, but many of the others have developmental language disorders. It is worth getting the little one evaluated & into early intervention services to re-direct that developmental path as much as possible. ...Read more

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How to know your child is autistic?

How to know your child is autistic?

ASD: This site is an excellent reference, but having your child evaluated is the best way. http://www.firstsigns.org ...Read more

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What will happen if an autistic child gets high?

What will happen if an autistic child gets high?

Exposing or allowing: any child access to illicit drugs, like passive smoking of marijuana, crack cocaine, crystal meth, etc., is Child Abuse. Kids' tox screens can be + for inhalants. Laws require doctors, therapists, school nurses, teachers, etc., to report suspicion of abuse to Child Protective Services. Most kids with ASD tolerate tiny doses of psychotropic meds, but some develop mania, psychosis, stupor, etc. ...Read more

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Why are autistic children so sensitive to stimuli?

Structure & function: of the autistic vs. neurotypical (NT) brain differ. Activation on fMRI of frontal & temporal cortex in teens with ASD vs. NT's exposed to 2 slightly noxious stimuli showed = initial sensations but over-reactivity in processing & interpretating them in those with ASD, consistent with anatomical findings of small patches of disorganized neurons in the layers of the frontal & temporal cortex in ASD ...Read more

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My niece is autistic, is this a risk for my children?

My niece is autistic, is this a risk for my children?

That depends on the : results of her Chromosonal a Microarray & DNA Probe for Fragile X, whether she is your sister's or brother's child & your 3-generation family medical &/or psychiatric history of Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) & illnesses in which the incidence of ASD is increased. It also depends on your taking .4mg. of Folic Acid daily starting 3 mos. before & having a flu vaccine 2 mos. before conception. ...Read more

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