Early Imitation and Matching Skills

Motor imitation is the ability to see what someone else does and then perform the same action. Motor imitation allows you to learn and problem solve by watching those around you. This skill opens the doors for your child to learn other skills more quickly and is often a great place to start. Imitation often leads to development in a variety of skill areas including:

  • Communication
  • Pretend play
  • Joint attention
  • Social skills