Hi, my DS is almost 2.5 years old and started talking a few months ago. He likes to repeat a lot of his small sentences and words and we've consulted with a speech pathologist and child development specialist about it. The speech pathologist said he was a bit delayed in his speech but didn't think it was echolalia since their was meaning behind what he was repeating. If he's playing with a toy bus, he'll repeat bus X amount of times etc... Or talk about his favorite food and ask for it ten times before I give it to him. The child development specialist thought it was 'atypical' (along with a few other things that aren't of concern to us) and would like to have him further evaluated. We are going to have his hearing tested, but I'm just puzzled to know if this is 'atypical' or what???
We have found that he's interested in playing with other kids, holds his gaze, has reached his other milestones and is fine with his gross/motor skills. The wait here in Canada is long to see a specialist, so we have another month before talking to the specialist again.