Video 2

In this clip, you will see a therapist using RIT with a preverbal child. You will notice that the therapist imitates the majority of his actions with toys, even though he is not engaging in functional play. The therapist elicits the child’s attention before modeling an action for imitation by blocking his access to his toy, holding her object directly in front of his face, calling his name, and using animation. When the child does not imitate the therapist’s action after the third model, she physically helps him complete the action and provides him with praise and access to his toy of choice.