Echolalia is a meaningless repetition or imitation of words heard. This is usually manifested in children with autism and/or pervasive developmental disorder.
Adult: “Good morning Jamie!”
Child: “Good morning Jamie.”
This should not be confused with habituation or repetition of question which is done understand the questions better and formulate answers.
Adult: “What did you do in school today?”
Child: “What did I do in school today? We studied about planets and fractions.”
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