"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." (Megan Sutton, MS, CCC-SLP)
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 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!