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Music to help autistic children

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2015-11-30 11:27

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As a toddler, still not attempting speech, Liam heard the Elton John song, “Blue Eyes,” playing on the family’s home stereo. He started saying “eye” and pointing to his own eye. He had a similar reaction to other songs’ most simple lyrics. They kept track of those words, and Tom took their list and began writing simple, catchy rock songs as a way to encourage basic speech by their son. It helped.

That led the Peterssons to create Rock Your Speech, a project to deliver songs, videos, chord charts and speech therapy components to parents, teachers and therapy professionals through phone apps and CDs. The apps are in progress, but a new “Rock Your Speech” CD by Petersson just got released and is available through the project website, RockYourSpeech.com.

“We are looking forward to sharing our story and our project with the world. I hope that by doing it we will be able to help some families and give parents a way to have fun and practice speech and language skills with their kids. We also hope to help people better understand this complex thing that is called Autism Spectrum Disorder”, the Peterssons said.

Adapted from: http://bit.ly/2gPnQxY

More info: http://rockyourspeech.com/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fvA4B7pMLyQ

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Tom Petersson, born in 1950, in the USA, bassist from Cheap Trick, discovered his autistic eight-year-old son’s speech and reactions would improve when he was listening to music.

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