Ready Set Speak was designed to improve the communication skills for those on the Autism spectrum. It is intended to be a teaching tool for ABA (Applied Behavior Analysis) therapists or a parent or guardian to use when teaching the skill of communication.
The instructor can go through our website prior to using it, and decide which level their learner’s skill set corresponds with.
Then the therapist can formulate a lesson plan, creating a chronological list of targets that can, of course, be altered throughout the learner’s road to communication.
The intention is that the learner will then watch the video, and then repeat it back to themselves in the second half of the screen (Verbal Imitation), and then they will continue trying until the data for that word has maintained itself at 100% (ABA).
Each word within their respective category has three videos; step one, step two, and step three. As the videos progress over the course of the step two and step three videos, they begin to incorporate more “Wh” concepts. “Wh” concepts pertain to the answers to “Wh” questions, which include: who, what, when, where, why, and how. The “Wh” concepts that will be included in the videos may include but are not limited to, the location, the action, the time, etc.
Purpose: Improve vocabulary and pronunciation
For example, the Step One video for “Blue” would simply be the actor saying “Blue”.
Purpose: Improve comprehension by integrating “Wh” concepts
For example, the word “Blue” at this level would be “The ocean is blue” incorporating the “what” concept into the video.
Purpose: Improve comprehension by integrating higher level ‘Wh’ concepts
For example, the word “Blue” at this level would be “The ocean at the beach is blue” incorporating the “what” and the “where” concepts into the video.