Palilalia A Descriptive Study of Pathological Reiterative Utterances Reports
Reports  |   February 01, 1981
Palilalia
 
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Reports   |   February 01, 1981
Palilalia
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1981, Vol. 46, 34-38. doi:10.1044/jshd.4601.34
History: Received January 11, 1980 , Accepted March 21, 1980
 
Journal of Speech and Hearing Disorders, February 1981, Vol. 46, 34-38. doi:10.1044/jshd.4601.34
History: Received January 11, 1980; Accepted March 21, 1980

Palilalia is an acquired speech disorder characterized by reiteration of utterances in a context of increasing rate and decreasing loudness. The condition has been associated with bilateral subcortical neuropathology. The relationship of palilalia to other adult disfluency syndromes, aphasia, and motor speech disorders requires a thorough understanding of the nature of palilalic case report systematically describes seven distinct types of reiteration, frequency (severity) of reiteration relative to seven types of speech tasks, and consistency and adaptation effects observed in a 29-year-old male.

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