Using advanced, portable technology to transform speech and language therapy from the comfort of your home.

There are 2-3 children in every UK classroom who struggle with speech and language development. Iris Speaks addresses this problem by leveraging technology to tackle this barrier to literacy. Iris Speaks is on a mission to change the way speech and language therapy is delivered, making it more affordable and accessible. By using artificial intelligence and machine learning combined with a human touch, Iris Speaks aims to make therapy interventions shorter, more intensive, and more impactful. The objective of Iris Speaks is two-fold: 1) reach the 10% of children who enter school with a speech, language, and communication need, and 2) help adults who have had a stroke regain their communication as quickly as possible. To date, over 1,000 families have been given help and advice from Iris Speaks with 97% customer satisfaction.


Health Education

London, England, United Kingdom


Zoe Peden

Zoe Peden (CEO at Insane Logic and CEO at Iris Speaks) has been an Unreasonable Fellow since July 2016 after participating in Project Literacy Lab 2016. Zoe Peden is also an Unreasonable Contributor with published articles on

Project Literacy Lab 2016

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