Echolalic Conversation

Brian has been displaying a LOT of echolalia now that he is talking more- that and a lot of scripted responses. Everything that is a positive answer is “Yes I do” not yeah, or sure, or okay just “yes I do!”

This morning I was tickling him and giving him hugs before I left for work. Our conversation went something like this:

Me: “Bye bye Brian”
Brian: “Bye Brian”
Me: “I love you!”
Brian: “Love you!”
Me: “See you later!”
Brian: “Later”
Me: “Are you just copying me?”
Brian: “Yes I do!!”

LOL, as much as I know echolalia and scripts could be a huge problem in the future I still enjoy it at the moment because I’m still just getting use to hearing his voice! And for him to answer that last question with a “Yes I do!” was really very very cute!

Heather Nelson

About Heather Nelson

Heather resides in Rockland where she is busy juggling life as a newlywed, a mom to two boys (one of which who has autism), a part time job in direct sales, and a full-time job as a pediatric occupational therapy assistant. She has a love for live music, karaoke, and cheering on the underdogs.