Echolalia and comprehension in autistic children

  title={Echolalia and comprehension in autistic children},
  author={J Roberts},
  journal={Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders},
  • J. Roberts
  • Published 1 June 1989
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders
The research reported in this paper investigates the phenomenon of echolalia in the speech of autistic children by examining the relationship between the frequency of echolalia and receptive language ability. The receptive language skills of 10 autistic children were assessed, and spontaneous speech samples were recorded. Analysis of these data showed that those children with poor receptive language skills produced significantly more echolalic utterances than those children whose receptive… Expand

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