“Who’s happy?” “He is!”
Typically-developing children acquire the so-called uncontractible copula “he is/she is/they are” at around 36-42 months. But many children with developmental language disorders and children learning English as a second language do not.
Instead, they make errors, e.g.:
Question: “Who’s smiling?”…
Answer: “She” or “her”. (Incorrect.)
These errors make children sound less intelligent than they are and result in negative feedback from peers and others.
This No Prep therapy pack is designed to help children acquire this important grammatical target with a built-in reinforcing diamond hunting game. You can simply print and work through this resource as is. Or, for added fun, cut out the diamonds on the last page, and stick them in a bag. The client earns diamonds for achieving the target, which they can put on the game board (also included).
We use this resource in our clinic, particularly with young school-aged children. We hope you find it just as useful.