When Jaxon "lost" his normal speech, he began using what is called Echolalia instead of normal speech. At first I didn’t think too much of it, at times it was somewhat “cute” that he was calling me Jill instead of Mom, but after a while we finally realized that something was wrong. Of course from the time we realized something was wrong…and then convinced the doctors that something was wrong…we lost almost a year of developing language.
My advice to anyone out there experiencing a delay in language, a setback in language, or “unusual” language such as Echolalia…get them evaluated as soon as possible and don’t stop until you feel comfortable with the results. You are your child’s best advocate; they need you to speak for them when they are unable to speak for themselves