How to use

Ready Set Speak! is designed to improve the communication and comprehension skills for learners on the autism spectrum or with apraxia. This website is intended to be a teaching tool for applied behavior analysis (ABA) therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, and for parents or guardians 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.

  • The instructor can formulate a lesson plan, creating a chronological list of targets that can be altered throughout the learner’s road to communication.

  • The intention is that the learner will watch the video on the left side of the screen, then repeat the word, phrase or sentence back to themselves, utilizing the mirror on the right side of the screen. The purpose of the mirror is to provide learners with the ability to mimic the movements of the mouth applying the concept of verbal imitation.

  • The learner will then continue attempting the targeted word until the data for that word has maintained itself at 100% (ABA).

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Each word within their respective category has three videos; Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. As the videos progress over the course of the Intermediate and Advanced 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 incorporated in the video may include but are not limited to: the location, the action, the time, etc.

  • Beginner

  • Purpose: Improve vocabulary and pronunciation

  • For example, the Beginner video for “Blue” would simply be the actor saying “Blue”.

  • Intermediate

  • 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.

  • Advanced

  • 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.