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Progress finally with imitation and echoics!!

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2boysandadog9 Sat 08-Apr-17 13:58:07

I just had to post as DS (30 months, dx ASD) has finally started to imitate!
He has been doing a part time ABA program since November/December and although he has done really well with attention, interaction, matching and general play skills I was beginning to think he would never get the imitation.
This week he started to copy things like touching his head, clapping, touching his nose and then yesterday he finally began copying sounds - ooo, baa, maaa, taaa and even jooo for juice!
I know it's a tiny step and he is still far behind, but it made me so happy!!
His receptive language is slowly slowly improving and now he hopefully is getting imitation it could lead to speech.
After a while of feeling stagnant it's great to get a new skill and imitation seems like an important one

FrayedHem Sat 08-Apr-17 21:26:40

Yay! star.
It's not a tiny step and it sounds like he is doing great all round.

2boysandadog9 Sun 09-Apr-17 09:35:23

Thanks frayed
He is doing fantastic and is such a happy little man. It's definitely a step in the right direction!! smile

teaandbics Mon 10-Apr-17 22:00:35

How exciting! It sounds like he's doing wonderfully and you'll have loads of fun playing imitation games with him

2boysandadog9 Tue 11-Apr-17 11:49:32

Thanks teaandbics
He really seems so much happier and connected. We are doing 'if your happy and you know it ...' and he loves it!

LightTripper Tue 11-Apr-17 12:32:16

Brilliant news!!

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