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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

APA Reference
Fournier, G. (2016). Echolalia. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 18, 2018, from https://psychcentral.com/encyclopedia/echolalia/