Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Video that explains echolalial scripting..or conversation!! well done.

What a great video that explains scripting and echolalial. Please take the time to watch, and listen. The reason is because they want to talk to us, engage, get needs met, interact and express themselves. So take the time to listen. Well done. 


Your Child May Be Repeating Words Or Phrases Constantly — But What’s The Reason Behind It?

What is scripting? Amethyst breaks down the differences between two related (but different) behaviors: echolalial scripting (or “TV talk”) and social scripting. Echolalial scripting, or “TV talk,” is similar to echolalia, but rather than repeating short words or phrases, a person will repeat longer phrases of dialogue from books, movies, music, etc. Social scripting — which Amethyst says is more common among teenagers and adults — is repeating the same words and phrases in a social setting, such as greetings. Through “cutting and pasting” phrases from movies with what people say in social settings, a person can create a “bank of memorized social scripts” that make it easier to have a conversation.
Both types of scripting can be very common among those on the spectrum — but is it a behavior that should be discouraged? How “authentic” is this type of communication? Why do people on the spectrum use scripting? Amethyst answers all these questions and more.
(Do you or your child engage in scripting? Have you noticed certain quotes that they say when they are in certain moods?

What is scripting? What is the difference between echolalial scripting and social scripting? Why do Autistic people engage in echolalial scripting? Should I discourage my child from using memorized social scripts? Answers to all of these questions and more in this episode of Ask an Autistic!

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