"If you work with people with dysarthria, Parkinson's, or other clients who need to slow their rate of speech, Conversation Paceboard is a wonderful app to add to your toolkit." -Speaking of Apps blog
Conversation Paceboard is designed to help individuals with imprecise articulation and a fast speaking rate to pace their speech and improve their intelligibility in conversation. It consists of a pacing board made of 6 circles and 200 optional conversation questions. Unlike traditional pacing boards, Conversation Paceboard offers the user additional visual aids and feedback to help them to pace their speech.
The user is instructed to begin answering a conversation question and hold a circle down each time they say a word or syllable. Each circle gradually changes color when pressed and a checkmark appears to indicate when the user should move to the next circle. The speed at which each circle changes color can be adjusted in order to help the user maintain the desired rate of speech. If the user moves to the next circle too quickly, "Too Quick!" will be displayed.
Conversation Paceboard is ideal for individuals with dysarthria, apraxia, dysfluency and expressive language difficulties. See for yourself how effective a pacing board with additional visual aids and feedback can be!
New and improved conversation starter questions for more pacing practice.
Ratings and Reviews
I have used this app with several patients who have dysarthria and it works so great to help them improve their speech intelligibility. I also like the conversation starters and the ability to set the speed so that you can be faster or slower if needed. The visual feedback of seeing the “too quick” message really gives the patient feedback about their performance. Thank you for this app! It has helped many people communicate effectively.
Developer Response ,
Hi, thank you so much for your comment. Very pleased you have found Conversation Paceboard helpful. Stay tuned for updates with more features in future
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I took a leap of faith when I purchased this app today to help me with my speech speed. The app asks you to establish the speed per word regardless of how long the word is and you're supposed to hold the bubble as you speak. There is no standard as to what constitutes normal speech speed, so words like "I" will be shown as normal and "consequence" as too long! It is expensive and useless. I want a refund.
Developer Response ,
Hi, Apple now allow developers to reply to AppStore comments hence the reply albeit a late one. Sorry to hear you haven’t found Conversation Paceboard helpful. We have more instructions on how to use the app on our website: http://aptus-slt.com/pacing-therapy-tips/. The app is designed to help people pace their speech by saying a syllable or word per circle. This is a simple method that can be really effective for many. Please let us know if you have any questions as we’d love to help.
I used this during high school speech and language therapy today for the first time and I was blown away by the progress my students exhibited using this tool. I have one low cognitive student whose speech is generally unintelligible and does not speak in complete sentences. Well, using the topic prompts, he was able to answer in complete sentences and for the first time ever, his speech was 100% intelligible. All my students remained engaged using the tool and it is a wonderful visual support for establishing and maintaining the most appropriate rate for each student.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.