This study by Gill, Mahta, Fredenburg, and Bartlett, that involved five children (18-19 months old) adds to the limited research on practices that foster the emergence of imitation skills. The authors attempted to explore the use of imitation therapy with young children to determine if imitative behavior (using sound production) could be initiated and increased. Results were encouraging. Child Language Teaching and Therapy. 2011. 27, 97-108.
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