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Alphabeat is an online course that helps youth in speech therapy stay engaged and reach their therapeutic goals by learning how to beatbox. It can also help children who do not qualify for speech services strengthen their speech and communication skills through beatboxing.
Learning to beatbox motivates your clients or child to attend, imitate, and practice speech sounds with a fun and engaging activity in the classroom or at home.
Alphabeat was created in partnership with a certified speech therapist. The method has been validated by peer-reviewed clinical research (Icht, 2019) and has been taught via in-person group classes since 2017.
Alphabeat has 10 video lessons covering everything your client or child needs to address the most common speech difficulties. Every lesson includes practice videos and an original "Recital" audio track, which encourage practice at different speeds.
Alphabeat also comes with a user guide that shows you exactly how to integrate beatboxing into your speech therapy practice or how to use it as a fun at-home activity.
We made two versions of Alphabeat, depending on your needs. Alphabeat for SLPs and Alphabeat for Home include the same curriculum for children. The difference is how we help you use the course.
Alphabeat for SLPs includes a guide that helps speech language pathologists (SLPs) implement beatboxing as an intervention in any speech therapy practice. Alphabeat for Home includes a guide for parents and caregivers to engage your child in beatboxing at home.
Through Alphabeat for SLPs, we also provide access to our accredited Beatboxing for Speech Therapy ASHA CE courses that equip SLPs and allied professionals with more ways to apply beatboxing in their practices.
Check out the side-by-side comparison of Alphabeat for Home and Alphabeat for SLPs below for more information.
Yes! If you subscribe annually, Alphabeat has a 14-day free trial with full access to the course material.
The cost of your subscription grants access to all of Alphabeat’s lessons, with no shipping fees or additional purchase required.
No—Alphabeat is sold as a monthly or yearly subscription, and you can cancel anytime.
You will be asked to enter your credit card information upon registration. Our annual subscriptions offer a free 14-day trial, while our monthly plans do not. After your first payment, you’ll be charged every month or year on the same day.
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with your request and we’ll cancel your subscription within 3 business days.
Our #1 priority is helping your child or your clients reach their therapeutic goals. That’s why we stand by our course 100%. If you’re unhappy with Alphabeat for any reason, email us at email@example.com and we’ll refund your latest payment within 3 business days.
Yes! We believe that everyone should be able to access fun speech services. If the cost of an Alphabeat subscription is a barrier for you, email us and we'll provide a code that grants you free access to the course.
Alphabeat is a product of BEAT, a nonprofit in New York City that champions hip hop as a dynamic tool in improving physical and mental wellbeing.
Our #1 priority is helping your child or your clients reach their therapeutic goals. That’s why we stand by our course 100%. If you’re unhappy with Alphabeat for any reason, just get in touch and we’ll refund your latest month’s payment on the spot.