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anonandlikeit Mon 03-Aug-09 23:23:28

DS2 has never really had echolalia but since breaking up from school (so guessing its an anxiety thing) he has started repeating peoples names over & over.

So far we've had Gordon Brown, since Friday Bobby Robson & today he's started on James May.

Its just bloody relentless, he is still awake & everytime I walk up the stairs I hear James May, James May, James May.

Please someone tell me this is a short term thing before I loose my mind.

mysonben Tue 04-Aug-09 01:38:01

Hello, it should hopefuly pass if it is anxiety related.
I can sympathise , my ds has echololia, mostly imediate and a bit of delayed. But he can get stuck on repeating the same phrase or question a lot. He has been asking about vehicles and plane noises for over 6 months now, and he keeps on until we say the answer he wants to is tedious!
I'm thinking of putting some pictures of cars , motorbikes and planes on the fridge door , so that when he asks we can say to him "go and look on the fridge!".

I don't know really what you could try to stop your ds saying it. How old is your son ? Would he understand the concept of doing /saying these quirky asd things at certain times only as a reward?
I am planning on using this system as soon as my ds understands the concept of bribery {grin}, like he can open/close doors for 10 minutes or play with the lights, if he cooperates for his bath.

Good luck and patience wink

jabberwocky Tue 04-Aug-09 03:29:38

DS1 has palalia - repeats himself - and it is much worse at times than others. If your ds has had an anxious time of late that could certainly exacerbate things like this. I have at times ignored it and at times tried to address it. Not sure either really had any effect hmm

sadminster Tue 04-Aug-09 07:56:42

anon, sympathy, we have oinking here ... continuous bloody oinking. This too shall pass? (please!)

Barmymummy Tue 04-Aug-09 08:53:49

Yep same here too and yes definately worse when he is anxious. His fave at the moment is repeating Garfield phrases he has heard off the TV. I find it comes and goes in waves. When its good its hardly noticeable and when its bad its bad....seems relentless.

Can hardly wait til he starts big school in January....his anxiety level will be through the roof so will be preparing myself for full on repeating of crap off the TV grin

anonandlikeit Tue 04-Aug-09 10:05:28

It was a bit embaressing when out as he was repeating Bobby Robson, over & over especially as our local club is Ipswich blush
James May is going to be much easier to ignore

sc13 Tue 04-Aug-09 13:10:53

DS has echolalia, although it's diminishing. We were told that it could be a good idea to try and 'intrude' on it, even by repeating what he says, but on the tune of a song (risky, I know).
So we've had the singing the Postman Pat song all day long, but with me singing one bit and him singing the next bit, and so on.
We now have a bleating phase, inspired by Shawn the Sheep - he baas, looks at me and I have to baa back. Even if we are on a crowded bus. But hey, it's communication.
Glad to hear some of you also have farm animals trapped inside children's bodies smile

sphil Tue 04-Aug-09 21:42:49

Oh I sympathise - we have 'tummy tummy tummy', 'fatcontroller fatcontroller fatcontroller' and 'ouch, said the baby' here atm.It was particularly noticeable at the beginning of the holidays but is decreasing now. DS2 isn't very echolaic (if that's a word) normally, so I wonder if it was an anxiety thing. I do the same as SC13 - try to join in with it a bit (though I often get a 'no, no' when I try!)

anonandlikeit Tue 04-Aug-09 21:56:40

Glad to hear I'm not alone, I,m not sure i like the joining in bit though. My neighbours already think I'm the nutty woman bouncing on the trampoline with hi, If i start shouting James May as i'm bouncing (all done whilst trying not to pee myself) they will call the men in the white coats.

sphil Tue 04-Aug-09 22:06:02

grinSympathise with the bouncing problem.

What would happen if you said ' Yes, James May is on Top Gear' or something like that?

5inthebed Tue 04-Aug-09 22:13:24

Ds2's word is "boobies" or "mammy's boobies". Reapeats it all the time! It is making me cry he says it that much. I've tried to get him to say a different word, but he is obsessed!

jjones Wed 05-Aug-09 00:43:22

I so understand, Lucas is non verbal but still has some echolia. For the last 2 weeks we have had "hoo, he, hoo, ha, ha" from finding nemo, it changed today to quack, quack, quack, or and he say's it cack, cack, cack.

anonandlikeit Wed 05-Aug-09 12:32:56

I love cack cack cack, it could be worse you know grin

anonandlikeit Wed 05-Aug-09 12:34:57

Sphil, if i repeat it back or answer as you suggest, he sort of looks at me as if i'm mad, has a brief pause & then carries on.

misscutandstick Wed 05-Aug-09 13:19:06

i get nonsense words from DS4, with extreme vigour if im honest. usually something like "boo-li-gong" or "bang-a-rang" repeated ad nauseum.

DS2 (dyspraxic) has also started repeating too, but its usually just a 3 or 4 word sentence which changes each time he starts repeating again. Actually hes started flapping too sad he gets extremely anxious and stressed...

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