Projects – Ready, Set, Speak!

Ready, Set, Speak! is a website that uses verbal imitation (with a mirror feature) to assist children on the autism spectrum in speaking and comprehending language. The website displays videos of team members pronouncing basic words and a mirror function so the user can imitate the mouth movements. In 2016, two rookie Pi-oneers furthered developed this project when they began on their FLL team. They expanded the website to teach over 55 words in 9 categories. Team members met with professionals to enhance the website’s features and school faculty to discuss incorporating the program into curriculums. It was officially launched in 2018.