Pacing Therapy with Visual & Sound Cues
Designed specifically for people who have dysarthria due to Stroke, Brain injury, acquired stuttering, Parkinson’s Disease or other neurological condition
Allows the user to choose a text and slow down their rate of speech with the help of a speed-adjustable visual cue
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.
Practise with a Variety of Reading Materials
Includes a variety of reading texts for dysarthria treatment including a selection of in-built phonemically-balanced reading passages, classic poems, stories and tongue twisters
Also allows you to add and save your own reading texts
to use Speech Pacesetter
Choose a reading passage
Select a visual cue for each syllable or each word
Read the text aloud in unison with the visual cue
Adjust the speed of the visual cue
Choose an additional metronome sound cue if you wish
Add your own custom reading passages
others say about Speech Pacesetter
Clinical Lead Speech & Language Therapist, Bristol, UK
This affordable app brings a novel way of carrying out pacing therapy for adult speech and language therapists."
CCC-SLP, iSpeak app 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."
Clinical Lead Speech & Language Therapist, Durham & Darlington, UK
Speech Pacesetter helps practice slowing down speech rate whilst reading out loud. I really like Speech Pacesetter. It is easy to use and produces good outcomes for service users. I would definitely recommend it as a tool for your speech and language kit.
behind Speech Pacesetter
A common speech therapy goal for many people with dysarthria is to speak at a slower rate in order to improve speech intelligibility.
I used to mark syllables, words and punctuation marks in reading passages with pen marks or dashes to help prompt the person to slow their rate. This used to help clients to slow their rate of speech during clinic sessions but they didn't have a means of practising at home.
I wondered if it would be possible to make an app that would have visual cues that highlighted each syllable or word. That's how Speech Pacesetter was born....
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