“Echolalia” is the repetition (or “echo”) of the exact phrases someone else has spoken. People with autism utilize echolalia because they want to engage in meaningful social interactions, but they don’t have the necessary language skills. Here are some great ways how you as the parent can respond to echolalia to create more productive communication.
~Karen Kabaki-Sisto is an expert communication educator, SLP, and creator of the I Can! For Autism Method™. Read Karen’s blog articles for more suggestions for helping your child at www.iCanForAutism.com. There, you’ll also learn about her life-changing iPad app “I Can Have Conversations With You!™”