Meaningless repetition of another person’s vocalizations. Typically occurs in patients with autism, schizophrenia, Tourette syndrome, and other disorders.
Example: You greet a new patient by asking, “How are you feeling today?” He replies, “Today? Feeling today? How are YOU feeling today?”
This website focuses on autism and echolalia: http://www.autism-help.org/communication-echolalia-autism.htm
Fournier, G. (2010). Echolalia. Psych Central. Retrieved on April 26, 2015, from http://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/2008/echolalia/