Activities to Improve Imitation Skills – What Does the Research Say?
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Starting in infancy, children begin to develop skills through imitation. For young children with disabilities, this can be a more difficult skill to master due to cognitive, social, emotional, or motor skill deficits. Educators, therapists, and parents can try various strategies and activities to improve imitation skills in young children with disabilities.
A research review investigated current intervention research for increasing imitation for young children with disabilities. Thirty four unique sources were discovered including assessments of different types of massed trial (trials occurring in quick succession in a single session) and embedded trial interventions (trials that are interspersed during ongoing activities).
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