Abstract and Figures Reciprocal imitation training (RIT) is anaturalistic behavioral intervention that teaches imitation to children with autism spectrum disorder(ASD) within a social-communicative context. RIT has been shown to be effective at teaching spontaneous, generalized object and gesture imitation.
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How does imitation training work?
As mentioned above, imitation training works in a building block method. Imitation of simple skills gets taught first. Then these imitations are combined to teach more sophisticated, advanced skills. Focusing on what the child already knows as a foundation approaches learning in a positive way rather than just emphasizing deficits.
What is an example of imitation method of teaching?
Once learners master the skills above, the imitation method of teaching then combines the skills into more complex language and social skills. Some examples include: ?Fine Motor Imitation ?Skills that focus on finer movements, often with the hands or fingers.
Is imitation an effective method to acquire various skills in adulthood?
Not only in childhood, it is also an effective method to acquire various skills in adulthood. Children with autism can acquire their behaviors by imitating their role models. When imitations become constant, language and motor skills will be permanent.
Why is imitation important in rehabilitation?
Individuals that are rehabilitated through imitation skills are known to develop communication skills. Imitation is an efficient way of learning. Not only in childhood, it is also an effective method to acquire various skills in adulthood. Children with autism can acquire their behaviors by imitating their role models.