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.
The next group will be run in the Easter school holidays in both the first and second week.
Group A: School Holiday Week 1
Group A will be held over three consecutive days on the Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th and Friday 9th April 2021
Group A will run from 1.00pm - 2.30pm on each of these days (4.5 hours in total).
Group B: School Holiday Week 2
Group B will be held over three consecutive days on the Monday 12th, Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th April 2021
Group B will run from 10.00am - 11.30am on each of these days (4.5 hours in total).
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.