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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21 These children can sometimes never speak; they can use words in different meanings, they can misuse the pronouns, they can have echolalia, they cannot start or continue a conversation.
For example, when you interact with someone, look for echolalia, where they repeat what you say," said Phillips.
communication devices and/or systems Challenges with speech Peer support and models Challenges with initiation Sentence starters Immediate or delayed echolalia Visual supports Challenges with processing speech Language supports and models Challenges with figurative language, idioms, metaphors, etc.
Additionally, the presence of abnormal behaviours that are frequently associated with developmental conditions can be identified using SACS-R including repetitive, stereotyped or ritualising behaviours, echolalia and any loss of skills.
In the case of Alzheimer's Disease, when investigating, for example, repetition and echolalia in individuals with Alzheimer's, I could confirm that such repetition and echolalia were present in the language of individuals with Alzheimer's, as commonly described in the clinical, neurolinguistics or clinical linguistics literature (CULLEN et al.
There was a lot of echolalia, but both the family and therapists were thrilled.
Upon transfer, he was lethargic and had moderate global aphasia and echolalia, a left forehead-sparing facial droop, spasticity in the arms, diffuse hyperreflexia, and mute plantar responses.
This can be manifested in stereotyped or repetitive motor movements, use of objects, or speech (for example, simple motor stereotypes, lining up toys or flipping objects, echolalia, idiosyncratic phrases).
b) Delusions, hallucinations, disorganized behaviors and thoughts, behavioral outbursts, hypersexuality, mood lability, personality change, paranoia, echolalia, mutism, anxiety, agitation, aggression, hyperactivity, sleep dysfunction, and blunted affect
Despite the portrayal in the popular media, it is particularly rare to have complex tics that include copropraxia (an obscene gesture), coprolalia (an obscene movement), echolalia (repeating another's words), or echopraxia (repeating another's actions).
Regarding language skills specifically, Davis said pronunciation improves, appropriate use of language increases, emergence of new language (nouns, verbs, pronouns in that order; speaking about things happening in their environment at the time) takes place, and if echolalia (repetition of another person's words or phrases) existed, it decreases.