Speech Therapy Exercises

How Play and Imitation

Supercharges Learning for Children with Speech Delays and Autism

Children develop language and communication skills through imitation, play and a process called “joint attention” — when two people focus on an object or event. Collectively, these activities help children practice their social and communication skills.

If your child struggles to engage in these actions, then their development may be affected.

Fortunately, the right early intervention can promote communicative competence, leading to improved developmental outcomes for young children. The learning activities shared here are designed by experts to improve the social, language, communication and representational skills of young children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) — and for children experiencing delays in language development.

These activities can be performed anywhere, including in the comfort of home.