Echolalia Autism


Echolalia is defined as the immediate and involuntary repetition of words or phrases just spoken by others, which is often one of the symptoms of autism. This video demonstrates an example of a three year old child with autism exhibiting classic echolalia. In addition to the repetitive speech, the child is unresponsive when a question is posed to him. The parent who uploaded this video has confirmed an autism diagnosis.

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Did You Know?

  • * In 1970, Autism affected 1 out of 10,000 children
  • * Autism now affects 1 out of 110 children
  • * Autism affects 1 in 70 boys
  • * 1.7 million Americans have some form of autism
  • * 4 out of 5 autistic children are boys
  • * Autism has an annual cost of $90 billion worldwide
  • * The estimated healthcare costs of someone with autism over their lifetime is $3.2 million

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