The Nintendo Wii has copped a lot for going with the whole "casual game" theme, though maybe some people enjoy it more than others.
Robin Yates of Patterson Mill Middle/High School has been letting her students who have autism play with a Nintendo Wii each day. There's been nothing but very positive feedback, with all the kids loving it. It allows the kids who have this condition be active when normally they wouldn't be. It offers easy play so anyone can have fun and it's been noted that it's helping them with functions such as hand-to-eye coordination. They are also being encouraged to play more outside of the school program.
The teachers also got something out of it, having to help the children. Some turned out great at video games and some not, but they all enjoy it.
Currently they've been playing Wii Sports with the children. In the future, they'd like to use Wii Fit to further their exercise and Guitar Hero to introduce them to making and having fun with music.
Some of the students would love to play Wii all day long," Tyrrell said. "We can't let them do that. So we put Wii on their daily schedule right after lunch time. That way, they know exactly when they can play
- Teacher using Wii to help aid children with Autism (gonintendo.com)