‘Old Town Road’ Helps Nonverbal, Autistic Minnesota Boy Communicate
A Minnesota Mother is crediting the song of the summer, ''Old Town Road'', with helping her nonverbal, autistic four-year-old sing and communicate. She Tweeted, “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!”
Sheletta Brundidge was on the Today Show and said,"Daniel went from humming to actually singing the lyrics. I was crying so hard that tears were dropping on his head. I was like, ‘This is the beginning. This is the light!’ It took him 6 months to learn the letter 'A' using flash cards, but he taught himself a song all by himself."