Earn 1 Hour of Continued Education

Facilitating Nonverbal And Verbal Imitation for SLPs

This course explains the hierarchy of nonverbal imitation skills and verbal imitation skills for SLPs to work on during therapy to increase communication in children. It will discuss real examples and go over a couple of approaches to use to facilitate imitation skills. Earn 1 clock hour of continuing education credit (Introductory Level, Professional Area).
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This program has been approved for 1 clock hour of continuing education credit by the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA). TSHA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures. TSHA continuing education (CE) hours can be used toward renewal of your Texas SLP license (and most other states too) and for professional development hour(s) for the maintenance of your ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC). Simply save your certificate of completion, these CE courses are not ASHA CEUs and will not be sent to the optional ASHA CEU registry. CLICK HERE to learn more about ASHA CUEs vs PDHs.

  Learner Objectives:

As a result of this presentation the participant will be able to:

1. List 3 levels of nonverbal imitation
2. List 4 levels of verbal imitation
3. Describe two approaches for facilitating imitation


5 min: Introduction, bio, disclosures, learner objectives
5 min: why imitation skills are important 
15 min: nonverbal imitation skills
15 min: verbal imitation skills
5 min: naturalistic approach
5 min: reciprocal imitation approach
5 min: informal assessment
5 min: Summary, closing points


The contents of this episode are not meant to replace clinical advice. Pep Talk Podcast, its host, and guests do not represent or endorse specific products or procedures mentioned during episodes unless otherwise stated. TSHA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures.


Michelle Andrews M.S., CCC-SLP

Founder and Managing Director of Pep Talk LLC
Michelle has been a speech-language pathologist since 2014. She has worked in the schools, private clinics, and home health. She started creating speech therapy materials for SLPs years ago and founded Pep Talk LLC. She discovered her passion for education and developed this continuing education podcast for SLPs everywhere. She desires to help SLPs feel confident and to produce the best treatment by increasing knowledge and skills.

Deb Arroyo M.Ed., CCC-SLP/L

Guest Speaker
Deb is a school-based SLP and also works at a private practice. She's a certified Autism specialist and Hanen certified SLP. In addition to Autism, she has a special interest in AAC and is completing her AAC certification. 


Michelle Andrews’ financial disclosers: She has a Teachers pay Teachers, Boom Learning, and Teach with Medley store under Pep Talk LLC. She is also the founder and manager of the Pep Talk Podcast. 
Michelle Andrews’ non-financial disclosures: Speech Arcade is an in-kind sponsor for this podcast.
Deb's financial disclosures: no financial disclosures.
Deb's non-financial disclosures: no non-financial disclosures. 

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