Echolalia And Autism

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Why is echolalia a determinate for children with autism? In Kim et al. (2014)’s article Shapiro (1977) and Carr, Schreibman, and Lovaas (1975) found that children diagnosed with autism tended to echo questions and commands that they did not comprehend or which they did not know the answer to. Can this echoing and repetition of asking a question truly be considered a symptom of autism? When an individual does not understand a set of instructions or a particular concept they are taught to reread or repeat the material to themselves to better understand it. If echolalia is also seen in normally developing children why is it considered one of the major symptoms of autism? In the textbook (Reed, 2012) makes note of the inability children
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