Wednesday, September 03, 2008
Home Educated Savant
From Wikipedia: "Matt was a precocious infant who walked early and learned to read by age 18 months. He was diagnosed with pervasive developmental disorder, a form of autism, at age three. Matt did not like any noises or music during his early childhood. At age six, Matt taught himself to read piano music. He and his younger sister, Rebecca, are both home schooled. Despite his young age and his autism, and even without formal instruction in musical composition, Matt is an accomplished musician and composer."
Matt also appears in Mad but Glad, a documentary exploring the links between 'madness' and creativity. Part 2 can be watched here.