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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Rick's initial response to the sung greeting was echolalic however even a repeated phrase indicated some arousal in response to the therapists interactions compared to Rick's earlier non-responsiveness.
For example, Charlop (1983) incorporated echolalic responding as response requirements in an object-labeling task with autistic children.
This strategy overcomes the practical problem of teaching a different response for each verbal stimulus with which the echolalic subject might come in contact.
An alternating treatment comparison of oral and total communication training programs with echolalic autistic children.
Use of a peer model in language training in an echolalic child.
In terms of language, Simon showed limited skill and quite a lot of echolalic acquisition.
These have included displaying appropriate affective responses (Gena, McClannahan, & Poulson, 1996), to talk (Hewitt, 1965; Lovaas, 1966, 1977), ending echolalic speech (Carr, Schriebman & Lovaas, 1975; Foxx & Faw, 1990,1992; Faw, McMorrow, Kyle, & Bittle, 1988), and playing with other children (Ceiliberti & Harris, 1993; Romanczyk, Diament, Goren, Trundell, & Harris, 1975).
All three of those groups were matched on twenty pre-treatment variables, such as self- stimulatory behavior, language, half of the children were functionally mute, and half of the children were echolalic.
Carla could use two- to three-word phrases to communicate needs and choices, but was frequently echolalic when verbalizing.
Differential responding to content and intonation components of a complex auditory stimulus by nonverbal and echolalic autistic children.