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an infant's repetition of sounds uttered by others

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(psychiatry) mechanical and meaningless repetition of the words of another person (as in schizophrenia)

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Rick progressed from producing echolalic phrases during the sung greeting, to responding with an appropriate sung greeting incorporating the names of the therapists.
For example, in verbal children, both the frequency of language use, even in an echolalic form, as well as the development of novel vocabulary have been demonstrated to increase along with increases in social engagement (e.
Even though most of his language was still echolalic, he would say hundreds of words spontaneously in a session versus none.
This argument is so often reprised, so familiar to us from its endless recitation by our pragmatic, 'realist' leaders and their echolalic offsiders in the media, that its recycling here, once again, both agitates and numbs.
reading would hardly involve the sacrifice of these erotic associations, it has the advantage of being in closer echolalic correspondence with Byrrhena, the name of the sub-narrator's hostess--which provides a hint, if nothing more, that far from being a true story about his own mutilation, the sub-narrator may just be telling a tall tale, with some of its improvised details reconstituted from his immediate environment--a method of impromptu story-telling which will be familiar to anyone who has seen 'The Usual Suspects'.
Z: Yes, the postcolonial writer's echolalic condition--but like all repetition, echolalia too repeats with difference.
The resonances of this echolalic lingo are audible only in a few passages of the introduction and footnotes but do lot compromise the maturity, anthropological credibility, and the intellectual authenticity of the author.
They were using three-to-four word phrases which were echolalic and noncommunicative in nature.
The text is almost echolalic, and the writing is subject to no principle other than redundancy, not only thematically (the reader needs no instructions to ascend or descend a staircase) but also rhetorically (the redundancy is doubled by the separate indications regarding the symmetrical feet).
Developing the verbal skills of this population often depends on eliminating (Schreibman & Carr, 1978; Tucker, O'Dell, & Suib, 1978) or bringing under control (Wolf, Risley, & Mees, 1964; Risley & Wolf, 1967) abnormal verbal behavior, such as echolalic responding and contextually inappropriate or unrelated responses (Shapiro, Chiarandini, & Fish, 1974).
Full recoveries such as those described by Lovaas are uncommon, he adds, and occur mainly among children who are echolalic rather than nonverbal and who have IQs above 50.
They had no speech or any other specific means of communication (Glen) or showed some echolalic expressions but with no obvious communication goals (Hugh).