Pacing Therapy with Visual Cues
Modern Pacing Board with Fun Visual Cues
Turtle Talk is a modern pacing board for speech. It is designed to help children with unclear articulation and a fast speaking rate to pace their speech and improve their intelligibility in conversation. It consists of a turtle pacing board made of 6 turtles and over 100 optional conversation questions.
Unlike traditional pacing boards, Turtle Talk offers the child additional visual cues and feedback to help them to slow their rate of speech.
to use Turtle Talk
Choose a conversation topic
Answer the conversation starter question
Say one word or syllable per circle
Wait for each turtle to fill with colour and get bigger before pressing the next turtle in the pacing board and saying the next syllable or word
Adjust the speed at which the turtles in the pacing board fill with colour using the slider bar
for Turtle Talk
Build self-awareness and give bio-feedback by recording the child speaking without pacing and then record them speaking when using the app
Praise the child for slow talking / "turtle talking"
Give a continuous model by also using Turtle Talk as you talk.
Keep conversation natural by asking additional questions and making comments
others say about Turtle Talk
CCC-SLP, Smart Speech Therapy
Having fun and concrete visuals have helped my clients significantly as compared to the usage of traditional static pacing board