Make measurable progress on articulation and speech rate goals using Speech Pacesetter.

- Designed specifically for people who have unclear articulation and a fast rate of speech due to stroke, brain injury, acquired stuttering, Parkinson’s Disease or other neurological condition

- Suitable for older children who have unclear articulation or who stutter

- Allows the user to choose a text and pace their rate of speech with the help of a speed-adjustable visual cue

- Highlights each syllable or each word. The user reads each syllable or word aloud as the visual cue appears.


The simple, effective and easy-to-use interface also allows the user avail of the following features:

- Built-in library of phonemically-balanced reading passages (The Rainbow Passage, The Grandfather Passage etc)

- Built-in short stories, poems and tongue twisters

- The option to create and save a library of custom reading passages

- Adjustable font size and pause duration on punctuation

- Optional metronome sound cue

- A choice of different colored backgrounds


"This affordable app brings a novel way of carrying out pacing therapy for adult speech and language therapists." – Mike Richards, SLT, UK

"I've had wonderful success using this app with a lady who has dysarthria due to a stroke." - Carol Winters, SLP

"Speech Pacesetter is one of my most used therapy apps! I use it with clients who have a fast speaking rate or slurred speech. I've had amazing results using this app." - Anna Wilson, SLP


Speech Pacesetter provides a unique way to pace speech and improve speech clarity. See for yourself how effective visual cues can be!

What’s New

Version 4.1

Minor changes to user interface

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 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.

Developer Response ,

Hi Laura, thank you for your review. Speech Pacesetter does now a include a pause feature at commas and you can add extra commas to your own texts 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.

M8732 ,

Overpriced and underwhelming

I purchased this app cause for $15 I was expecting a easy to use pace training app. In reality, this app has very minimal functionality beyond highlighting words at a certain pace. The exercise is helpful but certainly not worth $15

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review. Speech Pacesetter helps the user to slow their rate of speech by highlighting each word or syllable at an adjustable speech. It has a collection of poems and stories and it also allows you to add and save your own texts. I'm glad you find the exercise helpful and I'm sorry you don't feel it is worth the current pricing. If there is anything in particular you feel would be of additional benefit in the app, please do let us know. Please email Many thanks.

App Privacy

The developer, Aptus Speech and Language Therapy Limited, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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