"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

3.6 out of 5
5 Ratings

5 Ratings

SLP Laura ,

Add pause features at commas

I just downloaded this and I am excited to use it with some students who stutter and clutter. However, I would like the developers to add a pause feature for the comma and not just for the period. It would also be nice to allow the user to add commas to the reading selection to practice more frequent pausing.

Apple Hipster Since Age 5 ,

App serves a purpose

For it's main purpose, the app works and it's great for me to help with my speech, but the price tag is INCREDIBLY expensive for what it does and needs more built in passages than just those listed and a place to paste a custom passage in. Design could use an overhaul and it sometimes is a tad buggy.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review. There is a Pasteboard which allows the user to paste in their own text. We will also be updating the app with new features.


9.6 MB

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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