Video 7

In this clip, the therapist models an action for imitation about once every one to two minutes. She elicits the child’s attention before modeling an action, and models actions with toys that the child is already interested in. You will notice that occasionally when the therapist starts to model an action for imitation the child loses interest in the activity and walks away. The therapist follows the child around the room and continues the steps for teaching object imitation until the child has imitated the action. Whenever the therapist is not using the steps for teaching object imitation, she is imitating the child’s body movements and vocalizations, and is using simple language to describe what the child is doing and seeing.