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 over 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. The app also has tactile cues on iPhone.
The user is instructed to begin answering a conversation question and to hold a circle down each time they say a word or syllable. Each circle gradually fills with color. When a circle has fully filled with color, the user should move to the next circle and say the next word or syllable. The speed at which each circle fills with 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 Fast!" will be displayed.
Conversation Paceboard is ideal for people who stutter or who have dysarthria. See for yourself how effective a pacing board with additional visual cues and feedback can be!
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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.
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
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!!
Developer Response ,
Hello, Apple now allow developers to reply to comments on the AppStore hence the reply albeit a late one. Very sorry to hear you did not find Conversation Paceboard helpful. We have more instructions on how to use the app on our website: http://aptus-slt.com/pacing-therapy-tips/. The idea is that you say one syllable or word per circle as you answer the conversation question written on top. If you’d like to try the app again, we’d love to help you to use it successfully.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.