Rhyvin wrote:I have an 8 year old son who is Autistic and we currently struggle with him for his school work. I am an IT professional and he enjoys watching me when I really get to work. I recently bought a Pi and I was wondering has anyone used a Pi to help special needs children learn easier, and if so how?
Background... My grandson (6) has "delayed expressive speech" and may be just on the top edge of the autism spectrum. (Mind you, this doesn't actually surprise me very much. I had a career as a programmer. one of my two sisters was a programmer, an interest in SF runs strongly among the lot of us, including my grandfather, my wife and daughter, and her husband. Some studies have indicated a correlation between high-tech and SF on one hand and high performance autism spectrum--e.g. Asperger's Syndrome--on the other.)
Depending on how he reacts to it, you might try him with Tux Paint. He might also like Tux Math. While I haven't tried it out on my grandson, there is also Minecraft for the Pi.