DS repeats phrases and conversations - not always in context and sometimes from weeks prior. He repeats the chorus of a cartoon, "gotta zip, gotta zip, gotta zip our wheels"...parental reprimands, and fragments of conversations. Today out of context I heard him say, "Your baby's really into it! Yes, he's having fun!" This was a quick convo I had with an adult at a music class last week. While playing with his trains, I also heard him say "Fridays I am open. Do you open at 8:30?"
It's not as much as he used to be, but I still hear him say things which I can't always place, but I know is from tv or a convo he has heard. So how do you know if it is echocalia or just normal (yes, we are in the process of getting evals - but it has been years an slow going).
I will say that he is a toe walker, spins, is very active, etc. Speech was late among other things, yet we have seen specialists which have said it is not ASD because he is social, smiles, etc. I have had to work very hard these past few years working on his social skills...getting him to use his words instead of point, etc (he is fully verbal now).
I was curious what other expert moms thought. :)
Thanks in advance!