Strategies to Reduce Echolalia

By |2021-12-28T12:33:11-05:00December 28, 2021|Autism and Other Special Needs, Early Childhood Development|

Echolalia refers to the repetition of certain words or phrases spoken by someone else, either after the words were said, or later on. It is often associated as a function of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). With an autistic child, echolalia may appear with more frequency versus children with standard developing language. It is important that we support children by using echolalia to try to reshape it to help children communicate in a more natural way. Following are some strategies that can be used to reduce echolalia:   Use simple words and phrases When communicating with your child, try using simple words [...]