Just one more quick Squinkie post and then I'm done for at least another few months. One of the things that I like about Squinkie's is that it allows me to use my clients favorite things for motivation. Here was a quick activity I did with one client who needed to work on he/she pronouns and auxiliary + ing forms.
First, I took a bunch of the He/She cards I made and put them upside down on the table. I put a different Squinkie on each card.
On my client's turn, they flipped over the card and had to decide if the Squinkie was a boy or a girl. Then they placed the Squinkie on the corresponding verb card.
Finally we practice saying the sentence: He is yawning.
We were still having some difficulty remebering to say "is" in the sentences. So I added a physical cue. On the name of the Superhero (or he/she) we put both our hands out in front of us. We clapped our hands together when saying "is" and we slapped our hands on our legs when we said the verb +ing forms. This really helped get the client to start marking the "is" and by the end of the session, they were able to do with just a verbal model.