Life can be challenging, especially when your child has difficulty communicating.
- "My child struggles in school and in making friends."
- "We avoid public settings."
- "I wish I knew how to handle him when he gets out of control."
- "There is no peace in our house."
- "It’s so hard to find trusted help."
- "I feel guilty all the time."
Studies have shown that there is a high prevalence of children with communication disorders from Autism Spectrum, Sensory Integration issues and literacy struggles to name a few.
What’s more, getting help can be a challenge. We recognize there is a shortage of specialists around the world:
- Speech & Language Therapists
- Occupational Therapists
Geography can be challenging as well. Oftentimes, clinics and therapists are concentrated in a few major cities. Sometimes families from remote locations have to relocate temporarily to get treatment.
Cost of ongoing treatment can be expensive adding to the emotional and financial burden on many families.
It's with that recognition that Spokle™ was born. We are on a passionate mission to offer hope and help to families and professionals caring for children with communications difficulties!
At Spokle®, we connect families with the experts they cannot otherwise reach via digital tools, workshops and expert support through the new Spokle App.
Founded on clinical best practices from Australia and New Zealand with input from experts around the world, our goal is to help develop spoken language. And with the advent of mobile technology, we can now connect families and professionals to expert knowledge in a way that is affordable, convenient and cuts across geographical barriers.
We believe Spokle is about empowering the family. Children learn in the context of their families and families are the primary influence on children’s learning and development.
We at Spokle recognise that the family is critical to a child's development, and we promote and practice Family-Centred Therapy. We build on the current knowledge and skills of the family so that they can continue to engage with their child in a meaningful way that supports the child's development of age appropriate milestones.
As professionals, we engage in family-centred practice by respecting the pivotal role of families in children’s lives.
Therapy is fun for all: We truly believe that therapy should be fun and meaningful for all those involved!
Who Can Benefit From Spokle Programs?
Parents whose child is struggling:
- to develop communication skills that lead to spoken language.
- to interact appropriately with other children.
- with sensory development such as difficulty eating, regular tantrums, seemingly to be a little clumsy, children who find it difficult to pay attention.
Professionals supporting families and children:
- in the Autism Spectrum.
- with Sensory Integration.
- struggling with literacy.
- such as Speech Language Therapy Associations.
What Does Spokle Mean?
"Spokle" is our own inspirational term and is combination of the words Sparkle and Spoken. It's reflective of our passionate mission to give a bit of "sparkle" to families who have children with communication challenges through spoken language.
Moments of Peace... Joy... Fun... Calm... Even silliness... through deeper understanding and communication.
We empower families by connecting:
- with your child in a new way
- to expert resources while on the go
- to others who are journeying along the same path
- children to the world around them....to create lifetimes that Sparkle!
What People Are Saying About Spokle
An amazing app! After just a few weeks, my son was able to crawl and stand up – before that he was always lying down. I expected some improvement but never expected to see progress so quickly! After doing Spokle I am more sensitive to my son’s response, whereas before it felt like it was always the same response whatever I didMei parent
Excellent and very useful App, and it can be implemented at school. I have a better understanding of how to manage children with special needs. The App is great, easy to understand by watching practical instructions as shown on the videoSophia school teacher
After Spokle workshop, another mother and I decided to work together to implement what we have learned… we bought sensory tools, motivate each other and keep each other updated with our children’s progress. I use it everyday - excellent App!Metta parent