A human sound transducer/reproducer: Temporal capabilities of a profoundly echolalic child

  title={A human sound transducer/reproducer: Temporal capabilities of a profoundly echolalic child},
  author={Warren H. Fay and Ralph O. Colleman},
  journal={Brain and Language},
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Of the multiple manifestations of childhood echolalia, two are remarkably similar and unique from other types: echolalia of the autistic child and of a subpopulation of the infant blind. From case ...