Music Helps Autism Book Released Just in Time for Autism Awareness Month

Music Teacher and Author Finds That her Non-traditional Approach to Music Works for Children With Autism.

Mar 26, 2013, 19:20 ET from Perfect Praise, Inc.

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 26, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Denie Riggs released a book entitled Music Helps Autism. Riggs is the Founding Director and author of Early Childhood Music® ~ Give Them the Best Start, an international, faith-based, non-traditional approach to preschool piano, and Music4Me, a music program designed specifically for children with special needs.


Riggs has been teaching piano for nearly 50 years, and has been teaching children with autism using her non-traditional approach for the last 15 years.  Her approach has demonstrated music's power to bring astounding musical and non-musical benefit to children with autism and other brain related disorders. 

Under her program, non-verbal children have broken through into speaking; while others have gained amazing academic results, excelling in every area of their life.  

Share Their Story parent testimonies scattered throughout the book document the children's enjoyment, success with academics and social skills, as well as with musical abilities.  

"I think Early Childhood Music® was the one contributing factor that helped my grandson the most in dealing with other people and most definitely helped him in school."  ~ Ellen, a Music4Me parent

"I believe that music has helped my son in language development, social skills, behavior regulation, reading skills, self-determination and confidence.  Early Childhood Music® has paved the way and given the tools for my son to be able to venture out of his own world into a world that he can contribute to and be successful."   ~ Renee, a Music4Me parent

"Our son was born 13 weeks premature which resulted in several medical and issues.  We began ECM® at age 4 years, and it worked for us!  He now performs original classical pieces at the piano and maintains good grades."   ~ Lisa, a Music4Me parent

"Music Helps Autism is a faith-based approach of teaching children to read, play and love music.  This approach relies on the typical strengths of students on the Autism Spectrum, resulting in the successful development of young musicans."  ~ Amy Varnon, Autism Specialist, Huntsville, AL

In Music Helps Autism,Riggs shares her story, her research, her non-traditional approach, as well as techniques and tips to encourage caregivers, music teachers and professionals to apply music's power in a multifaceted approach that works. 

Denie and her husband, Michael, operating under the corporate umbrella of Perfect Praise, Inc. administrate an Early Childhood Music school in Huntsville AL, affecting nearly 300 students weekly.  They are available for public speaking.

Additional book information is available on their website:  Music Helps Autism  is available in paperback on Amazon and is expected to be released in e-book reader formats mid April 2013. 

Media Contact: Denie Riggs, Perfect Praise, Inc., 256-348-6634,

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