Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Echolalia; Autism in children; Autistic children--Language; Nonverbal communication in children;
Echolalia, the echoing of words, is a hallmark of language in children with autism. Echolalia in autistic language is generally viewed as a manifestation of gestalt learning, a particular cognitive style that impacts language learning, memory, and overall cognition. While extensive research has investigated echolalia, research has not investigated non-word echoing.
Year of Submission
Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
© 2008 Sarah A. McConnell
McConnell, Sarah A., "Analysis of echoic properties in vocalizations of a preverbal child on the autistic spectrum" (2008). Honors Program Theses. 52.