Imitation of manipulative and non-manipulative behaviors such as sitting down for an extended period of time, maintaining eye contact, as well as the ability to follow one-step directions.
Means the recognition of the non-verbal naming words (nouns) and action words (verbs) and discrimination between mutiple variables.
Equates to the verbal imitation and recognition of sounds, consonat-vowel combinations, words, phrases, nouns, etc.
A combination of conceptual language components essential for extended (verbal or non-verbal) communication, which include the concepts of colors, opposites, emotions, community helpers, etc.
Descriptive expressive language components that foster speaking in extended sentences, from simple to complex word associations to role playing, narrating stories, creating story sequence and recollection.
Task such as asking, seeking information, leading information, action and reciprocal statements are developed, broadened and enhanced. This is to teach the child to attend to, initiate and sustain conversation with both peers and adults.
Play and Socialization
Play and socialization are also addressed, including playing board games, play (both concrete and abstract) are all key components to peer play.
Early and advanced cognitive skills such as matching, sorting, sequencing, categorizing and identifying of similarities and absurdities are taught. Academic skills, pre-school basics are addressed in this area: counting, phonics, the generalizations of acquired skills to worksheets and basic academic skills in math, reading and spelling are taken up.
Fine and Gross motors are addressed: writing, coloring, basic ball play, riding a bicycle, etc.
Age-appropriate self-help skills such as dressing, grooming, toileting, etc.