9 tips for a child with social communication issues. The Iris Speaks Christmas Survival Checklist

Your Christmas Survival Checklist for Children with Social Communication Difficulties It’s the most wonderful time of the year... isn’t it?  For children who find social situations a challenge, the holidays can be a very mixed blessing!  All children find themselves...

Clusters at Christmas – practice speech sounds with your child at home

Clusters at Christmas Practicing speech sounds with your child is fun all year round but the Christmas season brings with it the opportunity to practice lots of festive words! Check out clusters at Christmas! What is a cluster sound? Words with cluster sounds (also...

Unclear speech and how to tell developmental verbal dyspraxia

Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia Every time we produce a speech sound or string of speech sounds in a word, we rely on the cooperation and coordination of certain speech muscles and oral structures. To produce sound we coordinate our lips, tongue, teeth, palate, jaw,...

Iris Speaks Top 5 language apps

Language Apps for your child and you! There’s an app for everything these days (except one that will do your laundry). From banking to shopping, keeping track of your fitness and even sleeping! According to Techcrunch.com May 2017, we are using nine apps a day and 30...

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How to support children with selective mutism

Supporting children with selective mutism Our recent article discussed how scary talking can be for children with selective mutism.  The good news is that changes to your own communication style and the environment make a big difference to the happiness and confidence...

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