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Is echolalia a common symptom of pdd?
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Glen Elliott
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Dr. Jeff Jacobs
Excellent answer. Though I think if it's gestures technically that would be echopraxia.
Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Echolalia is common in pdd, especially in full-blown autism as compared to autistic spectrum difficulties.

In brief: Yes
Echolalia is common in pdd, especially in full-blown autism as compared to autistic spectrum difficulties.
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