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Imitation Skills Printables for Students with Autism & Similar Special Needs

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Grade Levels
PreK - 5th
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70 pages
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Many children with autism are struggling with imitation skills. Imitation is the key to learning. Directly teaching imitation skills will help students. Each page can be used as a stand alone activity or can be combined to make a longer lesson. See the preview for examples.

These are perfect for distance learning activities and remote learning for families who are working on building social interaction with their child.

Problems with imitation and joint attention are common in individuals with autism. These imitation skills printables will work well for any students whose special needs include developmental delays or it may work for younger students in primary grades learning to develop imitation skills. The printables can supplement a curriculum or a they can be used daily as a discussion starter for developing imitation skills. This packet includes imitation skills related worksheets that require variations in response styles for many answers. (Ex. matching, cutting, circling, and pasting.) The skills are broken up in to 6 sections: Motor Imitation, Oral Motor Imitation, Fine Motor Imitation, Object Imitation, Vocal Imitation, and Group Imitation.

What’s Included…


Imitation Words

Imitation Words 2

“Follow Me”

Move Head Side to Side

Do What?

Words to Match

Directional Words


Clap Hands

Cover Your Mouth

Hands on Head

Touch Head, Shoulders, Knees and Toes

Touch Feet, Fold Legs

Animals In Motion

Hands Together/Hands Up

Hands Over Head

Make Circles With Your Arms

Lift Legs

Do What They Do


Make These Faces

Tongue Out, Tongue Up, Tongue to the Side

Lips Together

Open Mouth, Close Mouth

Blow Bubbles

Bubble Wand

Blow Windmills

Calming Techniques


Using Our Hands

Making Hand Signals

Thumbs Up

Fingers Together

Hand on Hand

Open Fist Close Fist

Draw a Line Using Your Finger

Wave Your Hand Up, Down, Then Side to Side

Fine Motor Drawings

Open a Container, Open a Folded Paper

The Table Game

Who is Doing the Same?

Playing with Dough


Bang, Bang, Bang on the Drum

Watering Flowers

Taking Turns with a Car

Build a Paper Airplane

Watching Others to Learn

Stack Blocks

Put in Tasks

Push a Block or Toy with One Finger

Put Something in a Cup

Roll Some Things


MMMMMM… This is Good Food

Make This Sound

My Tunes…Tunes I like


Everybody Stand Up

Line Up

How To Play Simon Says

Get a Pencil…Open Your Books…

How to Copy Someone

Say This: What Can You Say?

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