Today I speak with two of the co-founders of Spokle. Spokle empowers parents to support their childâ€™s speech therapy with home-based exercises. They do this using over 400 video tutorials developed by experienced therapists, who guide both parents and therapists along each step on the path to developing spoken language. They provide simple play-based activities that can be completed in 5-10 minutes using everyday items. As a parent, this is something I certainly wish I had access to when my son was first developing language. It is a true gift to families. Enjoy todayâ€™s podcast!
Gia Kuek lived in Indonesia more than 20 years ago where services were scarce and schools were non-existent for children with disabilities. She believes that every child is special and every special needs child is a gift that makes one’s journey interesting but rewarding as well. She is a mother of a child with a disability who is independent, kind and funny. She is also speech language therapist.
Andrew was the Global Rehabilitation Manager for Cochlear Ltd from 2010 to 2016 where his role was to develop and drives the rehabilitation strategy for the company to ensure candidates, recipients and professionals are well supported across the globe.
Andrew is a certified LSLS Cert. AVT and served on the Board of Directors of the A G Bell Academy for four years.
In 2016 along with his Co-founders, Elisabeth Yunarko and Gia Keuk, they created Spokle.Â
Andrew continues to passionately work as an Auditory Verbal Therapist at the Royal Institute for Deaf and Blind Children (RIDBC) supporting families whose child has a hearing loss.