Evidence-based practices are a vital consideration when designing therapies and interventions. This is especially true when it comes to the design of computer-based solutions.
Many features within Speech Kingdom were created considering evidence-based and other interdisciplinary approaches that are widely considered to be highly effective, including
It is important to note that the above list is not meant to be exhaustive, but is presented to provide insight into the functionality requirements for an effective computer based social communication tool.
Further guidance and related information was and continues to be provided by licensed professionals, including psychologists, special education teachers, educational therapists, speech language pathologists (SLPs), occupational therapists (OTs), and other professionals.
Speech Kingdom's design required a level of customization for each social story, fundamental
skills mini-story and game that was previously unavailable from any other source. These design
requirements are necessary for the app to be effectively used across multiple settings,
including home, schools, and a variety of therapy sessions.
Emerging studies provide overwhelming evidence that, by placing the student in various social situations (e.g. social stories and social skills mini-stories), markedly increases the effectiveness of those therapies, for communication, language, cognition, and behavioral learning.