"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!

What's New

Version 1.3

New and improved conversation starter questions for more pacing practice.

Ratings and Reviews

Information insufficient/ app deficient


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.

Fabulous results!


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.

Text box is broken & instructions unclear!!


This app is supposed to help people, like me, who have Parkinson's Disease (PD) pace their speech.

There are, at least, two things wrong with this app which render it useless.

1. The text I am supposed to read is hidden behind the < > buttons at the top of the page, making the app useless.

2. The instructions for the App are very unclear. For example, the "too quick" indication appears to me linked more to how long I touch the button, not the speed at which I read the text. Also am I supposed to press button 1, then button 2 etc., as I read through each sentence? The first button is always red, the second orange, and the third is yellow. Nowhere in the instructions is it explained what this means.7

The developers have a lot more work to do on this App before I could recommend it to anyone - especially at $3.99!!


8 MB
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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