Ep. 68 - Natural Language Acquisition, Gestalt Language Processing, and Echolalia - Alexandria Zachos MS, CCC-SLP

June 13, 2022

In this episode, we sit down with Alexandria Zachos, MS, CCC-SLP, who is an expert on gestalt language acquisition, echolalia, and natural language acquisition. We explore natural language acquisition, the types of echolalia, diagnoses, case studies, courses, and more!

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We Discuss

  • (0:00) Introduction Shenanigans
  • (4:55) Alex’s Background
  • (10:56) What is Natural Language Acquisition (NLA) (YouTube Clip 1)
  • (21:48) Types of Echolalia & Why It Happens
  • (28:34) Example of Immediate Echolalia (YouTube Clip 2)
  • (33:51) Children Who Are Gestalt Language Processors (YouTube Clip 3)
  • (42:00) Courses Offered by Alex
  • (49:15) Gestalt Language Case Study

Additional Resources:

Marge Blanc MA, CCC-SLP’s Book: Natural Language Acquisition on the Autism Spectrum

About Alexandria Zachos MS, CCC-SLP

Alexandria Zachos is a speech-language pathologist and has been practicing for over 18 years. She owns a private practice, Social Butterfly Inc. in the near-west suburbs of Chicago. Alexandria created Meaningfulspeech.com in 2021 to educate SLPs, professionals, and parents on gestalt language processing, echolalia, and the Natural Language Acquisition framework developed by her mentor, speech-language pathologist Marge Blanc.

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