Using the Power of Music to Help Autistic Children

Tom Petersson of Cheap Trick and his wife, Alison, have a new project that uses music to help severely autistic children learn how to speak. The couple’s son, Liam, was all but mute until he was five years old. It was only after much trial and error with music that he learned to communicate. Take a look. (Via Gigwise)

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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