Duplication; Echo; Hint; Indicator; Prompt; Recurrence; Reiteration; Reminder
Repetition is the act of saying or doing again the words or actions of oneself or another. In clinical assessment, repetition is useful in classifying aphasia types, determining severity of motor speech disorders (apraxia of speech and dysarthrias), assessing perseveration (abnormal persistence of a previously appropriate response), and classifying echolalia (unnecessary verbal repetition). Repetition ability is preserved in some people with diagnoses of aphasia, motor speech disorder, specific language disorder, or autism and impaired in others. Good repetition ability is typically seen in individuals with anomic aphasia, transcortical motor aphasia, and transcortical sensory aphasia. Individuals with Broca’s aphasia, conduction aphasia, Wernicke’s aphasia, or Global aphasia typically have poor repetition skills.
In treatment, repetition is a direct intervention technique to teach speech...
References and Reading
- Berthier, M. L., Dávila, G., Green-Heredia, C., Torres, I. M., Ruiz de Meir, R. J., De-Torres, I., & Ruiz-Cruces, R. (2014). Masses sentence repetition training can augment and speed up recovery of speech production deficits in patients with chronic conduction aphasia receiving donepezil treatment. Aphasiology, 28(2), 188–218.CrossRefGoogle Scholar