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In this clip, the therapist imitates the child’s actions with toys and uses simple and repetitive language to describe what he is doing. About once per minute, she models an action for imitation using toys that the child is already interested in. When she models an action, she uses a clear verbal label (e.g., “in the bucket”) to describe the modeled action. You will notice that he often imitates the verbal label, before imitating the modeled play action. The therapist continues to model the action until the child imitates the action (either spontaneously or with her help). The therapist always provides the child with praise and continued access to the toys after he has completed the modeled action.