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Is this palilalia? Repetition in a whisper.

(5 Posts)
grinnbareit Wed 27-Feb-13 13:08:06

Ds does it too, sometimes just speaks out loud but also does the whispering. Glad someone else has mentioned it now grin

MummytoMog Wed 27-Feb-13 12:45:42

DD does this, but I just put it down to her echolalia (although she's repeating herself not me). She often 'practices' phrases and words in a whisper, and if she's not sure about something she wants to say, she whispers it too, so I hadn't thought about it any more deeply.

Just like the little kid in The Middle'. Actually, DD is quite like that kid.

49CremeEggs Tue 26-Feb-13 18:59:28

Me neither, Starlight.

But it was beginning to get on my nerves so i put my trust in Google, and Palilalia is what gave me back.

There's loads of different -lalias. Difficult to distinguish between them all.

Good to know it's not just my dd. How long has your son been doing it for? It's a relatively new thing for my daughter, so i'm not sure if it's just a phase or if it'll be an everyday thing.

StarlightMcKenzie Tue 26-Feb-13 18:49:15

Oooh my ds does that. Didn't know it had a NAME.

He also does it with answers I give him sometimes. And he doesn't ALways flap.

49CremeEggs Tue 26-Feb-13 18:38:44

Hi there.

For the past two weeks, i've noticed my 5yo daughter (diagnosed with HFA) occassionally repeating things in a whisper.

E.g. Just now she asked "What's for dinner?" and then immediately followed this with "what's for dinner?" in a whisper while stimming (flapping her hands).

The most i've noticed it is through imaginative play. She'll make a toy 'speak' and then often repeat what her toy 'says' in a whisper.

I've just done a quick google search and it's suggested it could be palilalia. Is this something i should bring up at dd's next SALT appointment?


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