Television Talk

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What is TV talk?

Television Talk

Television talk, or TV talk, is a form of echolalia that involves the repetition of scripts from movies, television shows and commercials. The individual with autism memorizes entire sections of dialogue from television shows, movies, cartoons and commercials and will repeat them over and over with seemingly little purpose. TV talk is often used as a form of self stimulation and it is sometimes used as a way to help the individual sort through certain situations. The familiar words can bring relief during times of stress. This memorized form of speech can also be used as a form of communication in some cases. All forms of echolalia are used to communicate in some way.



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