Reciprocal imitation training (RIT) is a naturalistic intervention designed to teach learners to imitate spontaneously during on-going play interactions with a play partner. The goal of this technique is to teach learners to imitate as a means of social interaction. RIT can be implemented in a variety of play settings as well as during daily routines.

Imitation is a pivotal skill in early development through which children learn new skills and engage in social interactions with others. Imitation plays a key role in the development of social communication, which includes: language, pretend play, social interaction, and emotional exchange. This approach can be very effective when implemented by parents.

Duration: 1.5 hours per week for 8 weeks

Start as early as July 13, 2020.

To be scheduled with Therapist based on Caregiver availability. Sessions to be scheduled between July and September.

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* 1. Child & Community Resources is offering a wide range of services to support children, youth and families. 

It is not clinically recommended to be engaged in more than one consultative-type service at a time.  Being actively involved in another consultative-type service may impact clinical integrity and negatively affect outcomes for your child or youth.

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* 2. Eligibility Requirements:
Parents with a child aged 5 or younger with a confirmed diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder, who do not have a clear form of communication.

Must have a reliable Internet connection and a device with webcam and audio capabilities. An adult facilitator must be present to help guide the intervention.

By checking the box below, you are confirming that you have reviewed eligibility requirements for this session.

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* 3. Please tell us a little bit about yourself:

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* 4. Child & Community Resources has a limited amount of tablets, which we can loan to families who require them.

Do you require a tablet? 

Your information will be sent to Child & Community Resources' Administrative Support Team, as well as to the session facilitator.  We will contact you prior to the event to answer any questions you may have, and to discuss technical requirements for attending the virtual session.