anonymous said:

Hello! Could you please explain echolalia; I'm not sure I really understand what it is. Also, do you know if the imitation of other peoples' speaking/typing styles could count as a type of echolalia?

Echolalia is the repetition of words/phrases, “echoing” basically. It can be either immediate or delayed and used as a stim or as communication!

This article does a fantastic job of explaining echolalia in more detail as well as giving examples.

And yes, imitation of speaking styles does count as echolalia! Not sure about typing styles but I’d say that yes, they count too. c:

- Cap

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anonymous said:

Hello! I was wondering if you had any advice on bringing up ASD to a therapist? She isn't very well-versed in developmental or learning disorders, but I don't have anyone else to tell at the moment.

My advice would be to make a list of the reasons you feel you’re autistic and bring it with you and then just try to slip it into conversation.

"Oh, by the way, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about something and I wanted to share it with you…" and then explain and present her with the list, maybe?

Another option would be to find the dsm criteria online and then note down what parts you think you fulfill and why. This might be a good option if you have trouble organizing your thoughts enough to make a list by yourself!

If anyone else has advice please feel free to add on.

Good luck, Anon! c:

- Cap

anonymous said:

diff anon, could it be an autistic thing for your thoughts to 'glitch', like a picture in your head being stuck or the same thoguht repeating itself, or seeing something spinning in your head and you cant make it stop (its pretty distressing)

Yeah, I think so! I think those would be called intrusive thoughts, which are a part of many disorders including autism, ocd, etc!

 - Cap

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