We've all worked in the field of speech and language therapy or technology for between 5 and 20 years. We've won awards and industry recognition as individuals and now we've joined forces as a team.
We bonded over a love of both of these fields and with a shared vision to change the way speech and language therapy is accessed.
At Iris Speaks we've provided support for over 1000 families through our online programmes and now we're very excited about Sparkle. Bring it on!
A brand new learning experience
Combining the latest in research and technology...with some fantastic therapists!
Videos with Real Families
Filming with two year olds was never going to be easy. So we got real people not actors and we filmed in their houses - so they look like you and I.
We wanted to demonstrate the activities and strategies as we all love learning from video these days!
Video sharing techniques
An area that's catching on in speech and language therapy research is using video for remote feedback and analysis. We get you to send us video of you playing with your child, trying out strategies and we give you feedback.
That's what makes this course so personalised. No one child and parent is ever the same.
Spaced repetition learning
How many times have you watched a video or read an article and then totally forgot what on earth it was about just an hour later?
The world of quick fix social media seems to have shortened our attention spans and memory.
Not to worry we've designed some quizzes that pop up to keep the really important stuff at the top of your mind in your very busy life.
You design your objectives
From the beginning of the programme it is being tailored to your needs. Yes it's small bites of info but it does require you to take action and implement what you've learnt. #nolazybones
So we let you set your objectives so you can tell yourself if the programme has worked for you.
Community and personal support
Being a parent can be a lonely experience at times. There can be some unnecessary peer pressure on reaching certain milestones for your child.
Each child will go at their own pace but we're there to pick up the areas where you can focus your attention to give them a real boost.
You don't need a computer!
You just need your phone. We know from Iris Speaks that 80% of you read and learn direct from your mobile.
We designed Sparkle to be low on the text and high on info and imagery. We get you entering information, playing quizzes, filming and submitting video all from your phone. Of course if you prefer your laptop it works on that too!