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Katy Perry's 'Roar' helps autistic boy find his voice

by Heather Warlick Modified: November 14, 2013 at 3:55 pm •  Published: November 14, 2013
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This is a really sweet story of a Frisco, Texas boy with autism. Normally Jack is nonverbal, his mom said in the video’s YouTube description that he would sing sometimes but it just sounded like random sounds and “verbal stims.”
“We heard our nonverbal autistic son saying or singing something repeatedly every day and we thought it was meaningless sounds. UNTIL one day (this morning) we really listened and figured out he was SINGING Katy Perry’s “Roar” song!” said Carla Robbins, Jack’s mom.

I agree, Jack, “Roar” is my favorite Katy Perry song, too. This is a lovely example of the therapeutic power of music.

 

by Heather Warlick
Life & Style Editor
Since graduating from University of Central Oklahoma with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism, Staff Writer Heather Warlick has written stories for The Oklahoman's Life section. Her beats have included science, health, home and garden, family,...
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