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Old 10-30-2019, 04:55 PM
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DCB almost 3...If I correct anyone or give anyone instructions, he repeats what I say to the child like he has authority. He's not doing it in a mocking way and he does it without much thought.

Do you ignore or tell him not to do it?

I've tried both and it's not helping. I want it to stop! Any suggestions?
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Old 10-30-2019, 04:58 PM
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I always say....Im the "mom" here ...and redirect them to something else.
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At 3 I would tell him to stop repeating. It is not really a normal part of language development so I would ask him to stop.
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Could be echolalia, could be he is accustomed to doing it at home with a younger sibling?

I'd redirect each and every time. "___, Go play toys."

I have DCM's who do the "Tell Mrs. Cat Herder...." constantly, instead of letting the child talk organically. That can also lead to this habit.
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This behavior is often caused by insecurity. Either the parents aren't letting him know that they can/will meet the child's needs or they aren't setting appropriate boundaries. I respond with " Thank you, Michael, but I am in charge here, so you only have work hard at being a kid. Kids don't tell other kids what to do, that job is for me". I tell them as often as necessary that I will take care of everyone because that is MY job, and that their job is to play and learn.
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Could be echolalia.....
I think Echolalia would be repeating everything not this specific thing. I had a child who did a lot of echolalia but she would repeat almost everything.
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I think Echolalia would be repeating everything not this specific thing. I had a child who did a lot of echolalia but she would repeat almost everything.
I had one who only repeated the last word of every sentence I said or if I paused for a couple of seconds. I think there is a range of behaviors involved.
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I had one who only repeated the last word of every sentence I said or if I paused for a couple of seconds. I think there is a range of behaviors involved.
Yes what you have described is echolalia. He is repeating the last word of everything you say, not just when you are reprimanding someone else kwim? This kid is only repeating when she is reprimanding someone which I donít feel fits the description of true echolalia.

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I have a 2 1/2 year old here who repeats what you say back to you in question form! If I say I need to go start lunch she will say You need to go start lunch? It goes on ALL day and makes me crazy!
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I always say....Im the "mom" here ...and redirect them to something else.
Similar with me. I just tell the repeater that it's not their job to worry about the other kiddos, it's mine since I'm the grown up.
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