Imitation Skills Printables for Students with Autism & Similar Special Needs

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(Electronic Download Only) - Imitation is the key to learning. 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 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 into 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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