In 2010, telecoms expert Swapnil Gadgil and speech and language therapist Rebecca Bright, MBE, founded the app development company Therapy Box®. Their first app was the award winning AAC app Predictable®, soon followed by Chatable® and Scene & Heard® . The focus has moved to include educational apps. In 2016, Skoodal was created.
Skoodal is a branch of Therapy Box® that specialises in educational apps, bringing together the wide ranging knowledge of our expert team in order to create apps that are unique, fun, and engaging for our users.
Our team's skill set ranges from linguistics and education to design, and project management to app development. Based in West London, we are able to bring together our vast variety of skills in order to create top quality educational apps for our users. The past two years alone have seen Therapy Box® receive The Queen's Award for Enterprise: Innovation and The Nectar Small Business Award for Contribution to Community, whilst our co-founder and director Rebecca Bright was awarded an MBE for her inspiration to other women in the tech industry.
The team now includes Dr Cheryl Dobbs, a consultant in literacy. After working as a teacher in the UK, Cheryl has extensive experience of working with educational technology. Cheryl's knowledge, experience and expertise ensure that the apps that Skoodal delivers are truly beneficial educational resources for our users.
Once a Skoodal app has been designed, developed and is ready for use on a device, our next step is thorough testing with children and school students. This way, we can see how children interact with our apps, what they like or dislike, and what we can do to produce the best experience for our young users. This step in the process is perhaps the most important, as it ensures that Skoodal apps are educational apps that kids truly love. Our first collaboration is with Oxford University Press and we are proud to launch the phonics range of apps for Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper. These characters will be familiar to many of you, as they are used in over 80% of UK primary schools for developing reading skills. We are delighted to bring these apps to the market which we have crafted to ensure they remain true to the well loved characters; the tried and tested phonics content and have added our own app-magic! We hope that children will continue their journey with Biff, Chip and Kipper working on essential phonics and literacy skills at home!
We hope that you enjoying exploring and using Skoodal apps!