Lego® based therapy is a social development program for children with social communication difficulties. It uses children’s interest and motivation for playing with Lego® to help them develop communication and social skills.
Lego® based therapy is used to teach children skills like turn-taking, eye contact, sharing, listening, conversation, teamwork, shared attention and problem-solving. Lego® based therapy offers a ‘‘naturalistic’’ approach to social skills development which can improve generalisation of social skills. (Delprato 2001;Kohler et al. 1997).
When children play with Lego®, they’re more likely to interact with each other, listen and work together through collaborative play.
It is likely that our next group will be held in the January School Holidays. This will be based on the Covid 19 situation in NSW. We'll update the dates here once we have finalised the dates/times of the group. Please email us to express an interest and we will contact you once the dates are confirmed.
Lego® based therapy goals
- Increased confidence with social interaction and building friendship skills
- Stronger awareness of 'teamwork' and collaborating with others
- Improved use of eye contact and awareness of 'body in the group' skills
- Opportunities to practice conversation repair, turn taking and active listening strategies
- Development of problem-solving, prediction and inferencing skills
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Roles in the group
- * an engineer, who has the instructions
- * a supplier, who has the bricks
- * a builder, who builds the model
- * a foreman or director, who’s makes sure everyone works as a team.