echolalia


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ech·o·la·li·a

 (ĕk′ō-lā′lē-ə)
n.
The repetition of words or phrases spoken by others, often occurring in people with autism spectrum disorder and certain other mental disorders.

[echo + Greek laliā, talk (from lalos, talkative).]

ech′o·la′lic (-lĭk) adj.

echolalia

(ˌɛkəʊˈleɪlɪə)
n
(Psychiatry) psychiatry the tendency to repeat mechanically words just spoken by another person: can occur in cases of brain damage, mental retardation, and schizophrenia
[C19: from New Latin, from echo + Greek lalia talk, chatter, from lalein to chatter]
echolalic adj

ech•o•la•li•a

(ˌɛk oʊˈleɪ li ə)

n.
the uncontrollable and immediate repetition of words spoken by another person, esp. as associated with mental disorder.
[1880–85]
ech`o•lal′ic (-ˈlæl ɪk, -ˈleɪ lɪk) adj.

echolalia

the uncontrollable and immediate repetition of sounds and words heard from others. — echolalic, adj.
See also: Speech
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.echolalia - an infant's repetition of sounds uttered by others
echo - a reply that repeats what has just been said
2.echolalia - (psychiatry) mechanical and meaningless repetition of the words of another person (as in schizophrenia)
repeating, repetition - the act of doing or performing again
psychiatry, psychological medicine, psychopathology - the branch of medicine dealing with the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders
Translations

ech·o·la·li·a

n. ecolalia, trastorno de repetición involuntaria de sonidos y palabras después de oírlas.
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Ann used short sentences to communicate needs to adults, but had problems with echolalia and pronoun reversals.
People with autism often exhibit significant language problems such as delayed or absent speech, perseveration, and echolalia.
Entitled Opera, the poem is considered a masterwork of echolalia by some and an inaccessible and bewildering collage by others.
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Except for occasional echolalia (repeating the word of another person), he never used words spontaneously.
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Two common characteristics of children with autism, excellent memory and echolalia, may enhance positive response to video modeling because exact duplication of the model is desired (Charlop & Milstein, 1989).
All participants had a chronological age of less than 40 months if non-verbal, and less than 46 months if presented with echolalia.
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