Q. How can I remember all the steps involved in teaching imitation?

Remember, after you structure your environment, there are five main steps: 1) Imitate your child, (2) Describe play, (3) Model an action or gesture, (4) Ensure your child imitates the action, and (5) Praise your child for imitating. This same procedure can be applied for teaching actions with objects, gestures, or activities during daily routines. See [RIT DIAGRAM OF STEPS HANDOUT].