When "Simon says" doesn't work: alternatives to imitation for facilitating early speech development.

  title={When "Simon says" doesn't work: alternatives to imitation for facilitating early speech development.},
  author={Laura S. DeThorne and Cynthia J. Johnson and Loretta Walder and Jamie Mahurin-Smith},
  journal={American journal of speech-language pathology},
  volume={18 2},
PURPOSE To provide clinicians with evidence-based strategies to facilitate early speech development in young children who are not readily imitating sounds. Relevant populations may include, but are not limited to, children with autism spectrum disorders, childhood apraxia of speech, and late-talking toddlers. METHOD Through multifaceted search procedures, we found experimental support for 6 treatment strategies that have been used to facilitate speech development in young children with… 

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