How to use

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).

Categories

Ready Set Speak is separated into three main categories:

  • Beginner

  • Basics

  • Safety

  • Community Helpers

  • Colors

  • Shapes

  • Intermediate

  • Advanced

Steps

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.

  • Step One

  • Improve Vocabulary and Pronunciation

  • The actor saying the word itself with the camera zoomed in so all the learner sees is a their face in front of a white background

  • For example, the Step One video for ‘Egg’ would simply be the actor saying ‘Egg.’

  • Step Two

  • Begin to integrate ‘Wh’ concepts within the videos

  • The Step Two video would be a zoomed out image of the actor holding eggs in a kitchen setting and saying, ‘I have an egg in the kitchen.’

  • Step Three

  • Incorporates even more ‘Wh’ concepts

  • The Step Three video would incorporate even more ‘Wh’ concepts and would go as far as to say, ‘I am cooking an egg in the kitchen.’