Echolalia – A mystery solved.
Posted by thecanvasgrey on January 14, 2009
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!