echolalia


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echolalia

[‚ek·ō′lā·lē·ə]
(medicine)
The purposeless, often seemingly involuntary repetition of words spoken by another person; a disorder seen in certain psychotic states and in certain organic brain syndromes. Also known as echophrasia.
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Expressive language is limited with some tendency to echolalia and perseveration; occasionally verbal paraphasias are observed.
Teaching receptive naming of Chinese characters to children with autism by incorporating echolalia.
The only subjects of speech described by Virno as engaged in actual speech acts are, indeed, solitary and even self centered figures: linguistic virtuosos, children engaged in exercises of echolalia and the faithful who pray to (a silent) God.
10) Psychologists have labeled two related versions of this condition as personality disorders: echopraxia, the unconscious (unwilled) over-imitation of another's actions, and echolalia, the unconscious over-imitation of another's speech.
Echolalia is often used as means to communicate and is typically more advanced in children without a language delay.
Speech disorder: reduction and stereotypy of speech; echolalia and perseveration.
She said: "Kyle can't talk properly and he suffers with echolalia, which means he repeats a lot of things people say.
She said: "Kyle cannot talk properly and he suffers with Echolalia, which means he repeats a lot of things people say.
A 500-page scherzo whose joyful progress vibrates with momentum, The Hydrogen Sonata is a triumph of continued focus, a shattai garden and echolalia of the remembrances and vistas accorded by the preceding quarter century of Culture tales.