Who we help
Issues we can help with
- Children and young people between the ages of 2 and 25 years old
- From 2 years old for “late talker” parent-child interaction therapy
- Speech sound delay/disorder (articulation, unclear speech)
- Language delay/disorder (late talkers)
- Verbal dyspraxia
- Children with/or suspected ASD, attention and listening difficulties
- Phonological awareness difficulties (difficulties identifying the sounds in words, and with skills such as rhyming)
- Children with Down’s Syndrome
- Hearing impairment
- Word finding difficulties
- Understanding of non-literal language, such as idioms and inference
- Social communication skills
If you would like help with one of these areas, contact us for a FREE consultation so we can discuss whether telepractice is appropriate for your individual needs. Get your first session with 50% off and if you are not happy we will refund you. We want 100% happiness!
Having fun building social communication skills!
The sessions have been fun and also very useful into gaining a better understanding of the challenges that Lorenzo has and is faced with, plus he wants to be able to make friends. Progress has been baby steps but that is to be expected due to the nature of his learning difficulties but progress has definitely been made.Harjit
Learning new vocabulary together
I was not happy with the waiting list for the NHS and the frequency of the sessions. With Iris Speaks we don’t have to take time getting in the car and we don’t have a therapist turning up with their own toys. We use Alfie’s toys that he is familiar with and we’re at home. Alfie is really engaged with Alys, his therapist. I don’t know why more people don’t do this!Sarah
Building comprehension skills to support an avid reader!
Liza Mar is an avid reader, however, right now she is mostly focused on quantity rather than quality, and her inferential skills are limited. I am quite sure that she will make a lot more progress if she draws more out of her reading. I am also hoping that the therapy will push her out of her comfort zone in terms of her other interests, and will help her emotional development.Yuliya
Examples of how we can help families
If your child has unclear speech
We provide a target focussed speech therapy programme that looks into the cause of the speech sound issue and identifies the areas for therapy with the objective of using clearer sounds in day to day talking. As a result your child will reduce their levels of frustration at not being understood.
If your child struggles with social skills
For some children and young people, social communication presents a massive challenge. Depending on the skills and stage of language development we put together an agreed programme which can help you as a family to provide support to your child in areas such as feelings and emotions, conversation skills, understanding and making sense of real social situations. Enabling your child to engage in friendship groups and feel more included at nursery or at school.
If your child is a late talker
We provide a tailored programme of support and guidance for the family using language building strategies that increase a child’s expressive vocabulary during everyday family activities. When your child can ask for what they want and when they want it the whole family benefits.
If your child is a late talker and has a learning disability
In addition to the programme above we will look at building understanding of language skills (receptive skills). This may mean we explore alternative methods of communication to support language such as symbols or signing on the pathway to speech.