Successful speech services rely heavily upon the child’s imitation of speech sounds/movements. So what do you do when a child is not yet imitating speech? This presentation focuses on evidence-based strategies to increase communication skills in children not yet imitating speech sounds. This presentation will also address developmental norms for imitation and prerequisite skills to speech imitation.
As a result of this Webinar, participants will be able to:
- Summarize typical development of imitation skills.
- List 3 common factors that impede imitation skills.
- Identify a minimum of 5 evidence based strategies that can increase imitation/communication skills.
Minutes 1-15 Introduction. Discussion of typical development of imitation skills
Minutes 16-31 Factors that impede imitation.
Minutes 32-75 Evidence based strategies to increase imitation/communication skills
Minutes 76-90 Wrap up and Questions/Answers