"If you work with adults on speech, this app is a very useful tool to add to your therapy toolbox." - Speaking of Apps Blog

"This affordable app brings a novel way of carrying out pacing therapy for adult speech and language therapists." - Speech Language Solutions Blog

"We love the app, and in all its simplicity, it is designed to make reading passages easier to read by a metronome along with visual cues." - iSpeakapp

The Speech Pacesetter app is designed specifically for people who have imprecise articulation and a fast rate of speech due to stroke, brain injury, acquired stuttering, Parkinson’s Disease or other neurological condition.

Speech Pacesetter allows the user to choose a text and pace their reading rate with the help of a speed-adjustable visual cue in order to improve speech clarity. There is a choice of three visual cues (a bouncing ball, a highlighted text cursor or the gradual appearance of text). The user may choose to have the visual cue for each syllable or each word and reads the syllable or word aloud as the visual cue appears. A metronome sound cue may also be added.

The user may also use the Pasteboard feature to copy and paste any text of their choice and have visual and sound cues for each word in the text.

Speech Pacesetter is a very useful professional speech therapy tool, ideal for use in clinic and home practice.

What’s New

Version 1.8

Updates for iOS11

Ratings and Reviews

Lozza120 ,

Very useful app

A novel way to carry out pacing therapy. Great for helping dysarthria patients slow their rate of reading and say each syllable/word more clearly

Ape-ste ,

Really useful

This app is so simple to understand and really useful. You can change the speed to suit your needs and can even load your own text into it. The only app I could find that works as well cost £100+ on PC


9.6 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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