I have one student who continues to talk in 1-2 word sentences…because he can. :-) It serves his purposes. People have gotten used to it and therefore don't expect more from him. He is capable of creating sentences that are more complex, but it does take more effort for him. He is also a student who LOVES competition. So one day I said his sentences were like a racecar, and he needed to get to the end of the race. He could get there faster if he made more complex sentences. He needed to race to the MLU finish. So the next day I created this chart to give him a more visual race to the finish. You can put a dot in the box marking the MLU and then draw the line through to the next dot so that he can see how far each sentence brought him along the race. This way you can use it for a data sheet also.