The idea of music being a healing power, dates back to the beginnings of history, all the mythological tales speak of music being a physical and emotional balm.
Modern research has confirmed it and that’s why we see music being used in hospitals and psychiatric wards to improve the quality of treatment.
A remarkable story emerging from Johannesburg, South Africa, where a non-verbal boy has found joy in singing with the staff at his local grocery store is winning hearts everywhere.
14-year-old Brett cannot speak, but his love for music started right from humming at home to singing each day while shopping with his mom.
Very Well Health, says that music therapy is useful for autistic children, especially for those who are struggling with “cognitive and emotional challenges.”
“Music therapy can help people with autism to improve skills in areas such as communication, social skills, sensory issues, behavior, cognition, perceptual/motor skills, and self-reliance or self-determination.” the board-certified physician reviewed article says. “People on the autism spectrum are often especially interested in and responsive to music.”
Another viral story of a little boy named Daniel is also proving the research is true as his mother, podcaster and autism advocate Sheletta Brundidge shared a video of his, on Twitter singing “Old Town Road.”
We had an #oldtownroad miracle at my house. My son Daniel has #autism and doesn’t talk. We caught him humming the @LilNasX and @billyraycyrus tune the other day. Then Bless God, my baby started singing the song on his own. His therapists have started to use it in his sessions! pic.twitter.com/vtCNWeg6ax
— Sheletta Brundidge (@TwoHauteMamas1) June 4, 2019
Brundidge wrote, “We had an #oldtownroad miracle at my house,” she added, “My son Daniel has #autism and doesn’t talk. We caught him humming the @LilNasX and @billyraycyrus tune the other day. Then Bless God, my baby started singing the song on his own. His therapists have started to use it in his sessions!”
She further mentioned that it made them realize that Daniel could learn without being taught, and that he could hear something and remember it and then speak it out later.
“In this crazy world, when everybody’s going at each other and everybody’s mad about something,” the proud mom added, “This has really brought people on social media together.”
This has inspired Daniel’s therapists, and they have started to look for more songs the 4-year-old would respond to.
Music is God inspired and has the power to heal and soothe a person and have a positive impact on the mind and body of a person.