I've been wondering if I might be semi-verbal because as a child and teen I never really spoke much, especially at home and I normally reply to things with a simple "mm-hm" or one word answers, I've always been known as quiet and have always told people "I don't speak unless I have something to say" meaning I don't partake in small talk and meaningless conversation. I deal with non-verbal episodes a lot but I just can't find anything online that isnt by NTs about being Semi-verbal. Thanks!
Semi-verbal refers to a reduced ability to speak. Something such as it requires a lot of effort to speak, only being able to speak when prompted, only able to communicate in echolalia or with scripted responses are all ways to be semi-verbal. Basically, if you feel there is something hindering or blocking your ability to speak but you can still get words out in some capacity with your mouth, then it is semi-verbal.