The LEGO Therapy Group Program is based on the highly structured, systematic and predictable nature of LEGO play where children learn to play together while developing a range of specific skills.
Each child is assigned a role, which is rotated throughout the program, and they work together to complete a LEGO project. A trained clinician guides the children in their building and encourages them to address and resolve their problems.
- Language – understanding language and using it
- Social communication and pragmatics – using non-verbal communication such as eye contact, facial expression, body posture and proximity
- Social skills – functional skills such as requesting help and clarification
- Joint attention
- Task focus – including task initiation
- Sharing and turn-taking
- Problem solving collaboratively – also improving negotiation and compromise
The LEGO Therapy Group Program is suitable for children and young people with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Aspergers.