Social Skills: LEGO® Based Therapy
LEGO® Based Therapy
Program for 5-12-year-olds with social difficulties
LEGO® Based Therapy is a small group program, proven to help children with social difficulties, including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), to improve and practice their social interaction and communication skills.
In the sessions, children agree upon a project that is achievable for everyone in the group, and are assigned roles:
- The Architect holds the building instructions and is responsible for letting the others know which bricks are required (Supplier) and how to put them together (Builder).
- The Supplier holds the LEGO® bricks necessary to assemble the LEGO® model and is responsible for supplying the builder with the correct pieces and at the correct time.
- The Builder is responsible for taking the individual pieces from the supplier and putting the pieces together, according to the instructions given by the architect, to create the model.
Roles are rotated throughout the sessions so children can learn different skills and responsibilities.
LEGO® Based Therapy consists of an initial interview with the child and parent, followed by small-group child sessions with a maximum of 6 children per group.
Programs run weekly during school terms, with 12 sessions in total. Each session is 1.5 hours, with parents attending for the first and last 15 minutes of each session.
*For children to achieve the best possible outcomes in LEGO® Based Therapy, they need to have a certain level of communication skills and be able to follow instructions. Please discuss your child’s suitability with our Customer Care team