Observed in children with autistic disorder, this speech phenomenon causes children to refer to themselves in the second or third person. ("He took the ball" when the child actually took it.) The phenomenon is also referred to as pronominal reversal.

PRONOUN REVERSAL: "William would always refer to himself as William in his speech."
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