The pacing board with a modern twist

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 cues and feedback to help them to pace their speech.

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Choose a conversation topic

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Answer the conversation starter question

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Say one word or syllable per circle.

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Wait for the circle to fill with colour before pressing the next circle and saying the next syllable or word

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Adjust the speed at which the circles fill with colour using the slider bar

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Available on the AppStore

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What others say about Conversation Paceboard

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.
By Megan Sutton, CCC-SLP, Speaking of Apps blog

I have found the Conversation Paceboard to be quite helpful in teaching a slower rate of speech and better clarity. My clients seem to enjoy this app as it gives immediate feedback when they speed up (Too Quick). As well they seem to find it more fun and modern than a traditional pacing board. Well done!

By Bonnie Bereskin, M. Ed.

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.

By SLMP on iTunes AppStore

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Pacing Therapy Tips

 

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Build self-awareness and give bio-feedback by recording the person speaking without pacing and then record them speaking when using the app

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Give a continuous model by also using Conversation Paceboard as you talk.

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Keep conversation natural by asking additional questions and making comments

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Train family members to take on therapist’s role at home

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Pacing Therapy Tips – Conversation Paceboard

Pacing is a common strategy used by Speech Therapists to treat many types of dysarthria, apraxia of speech, stuttering and cluttering. Traditionally paper pacing boards and quarter boards have been used. The user taps one circle or quarter for each syllable or word...