There are two to three children in every U.K. classroom who struggle with speech and language development. Iris Speaks addresses this problem by leveraging technology to tackle this barrier to literacy. The company 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. Their objective is two-fold: first, to reach the 10 percent of children who enter school with a speech, language, and communication need; and second, to 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 percent customer satisfaction.