Pacing Therapy with Visual Cues
Modern Pacing Board with Fun Visual Cues
Turtle Talk is designed to help children 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 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 pace their 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 and saying the next syllable or word
Adjust the speed at which the turtles 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
behind Turtle Talk
Traditionally paper-based pacing boards have been used in speech therapy to help children to pace their speech. The child is asked to touch a circle each time they say a syllable or word. The problem with this approach is that the child often beings to tap each circle quickly and then their speech gets faster too!
That’s why we made Turtle Talk. It has additional visual cues to help the child to pace their speech correctly. When a turtle has fully filled with colour, the child can then move on to the next turtle and say the next syllable or word.
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