The ultimate goal of RIT is to get in a back and forth social interaction game where you and your child imitate each other. However, because your child is still developing imitating skills, you will need to follow steps for teaching object imitation in order to promote his or her imitation skills.
- Follow the steps for teaching object imitation each time you want your child to imitate you
- Increase your child’s motivation
- Use a verbal label
- Model actions your child is likely to imitate
- Give praise
- You are doing RIT when you are imitating your child, describing play, and the steps for teaching object imitation together