Bea Inclusive TV and Podcast - Episode 003
In this episode you will find out:
what qualification and skills do you need to deliver Lego-based Therapy interventions in the educational setting
I receive a lot of question about the Lego-based Therapy qualification. Let’s check what Sarah from Bristol asked: Hi Bea, I’m the learning mentor in my school and I would love to run Leg based Therapy intervention as we have so many unmet needs. I’m not sure what qualification and skills are required to deliver this approach. I would really appreciate your help as I know that our children would benefit from it. Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing from you.
Thank you so much for this question Sarah.
And welcome to another episode of Bea Inclusive TV and Podcast. My name is Beata Bednarska and this is the place to learn and develop your skills so you can teach and support children to improve their social communication skills.
Would you like to run Lego-based Therapy in your setting but you not sure what skills you need to facilitate one? If the answer is yes then this episode is for you!
I love Lego-based Therapy as it can be used across the school with all children. On top of that, it works extremely well with special needs children, children with EAL and with all typically develop children who may be anxious, with low-esteem, emotionally immature or those who express challenging behaviour.
The potential is huge and if you decide to use it as a whole school approach then the benefits are endless.
But to deliver meaningful and effective intervention, that is child-centred and evidenced-based, means that you have to possess the necessary skills to do so.
What skills do you need?
The skills you need to be the Lego-based Therapy facilitator will depend on what is your starting point and training provider that you use.
Let me explain how it works in my Brick by Brick Academy.
If you never delivered Lego-based Therapy, you didn’t undertake at least full-day of training or you self-educated yourself and you not sure if what you are delivering is right and you need the certificate then we are talking about Level 1 – Brick by Brick Lego-based Therapy – how to organise and run your first 12 weeks of intervention.
At Level 1 – you will learn about:
How to support children with autism and other communication difficulties
Lego-based Therapy underpinning knowledge
How to support child development in the area of communication, language, social skills, emotional and behavioural responses and physical development
The main principles of Lego-based Therapy
How to host it?
How to assess, target and evaluate child’s progress
The lego-based Therapy facilitator role
The curriculum for the first 12 weeks of therapy and how to adapt, differentiate and generalise to fulfil the needs of the individual child
Different levels of Lego-based Therapy
How to model, teach and practise social skills through Lego-based Therapy
Learn the necessary games, activities and building ideas that you must deliver within your first 12 weeks of Lego-based Therapy
Ok! That’s Level 1!
Now let me tell you about Level 2 – Brick by Brick Advanced Lego-based Therapy Training
To enter this training, you had to attend Level 1 training and delivered, at least once, your first 12 weeks of Lego-based Therapy in your own setting.
At Level 2 – you will learn about:
How to organise and run Lego-based Therapy after the first 12 weeks
How to model and teach complex social skills through Lego-based Therapy
How to teach the theory of mind through Lego-based Therapy
Learn the eclectic way of helping children with special needs
Get through the advanced curriculum
Learn games, activities and building projects so you can teach more complex social skills, independence, organisational skills, leadership skills, etc.
These trainings are suitable for those who teach and support children with social communication skills. So, if you are the Headteacher, SENCo, teacher, teaching assistant, COUNSELLOR, speech and language therapist or simply if you teach or support children with special educational needs (such as Autism), or if you teach and support children social skills and behaviour then this training is right for you.
OK guys, thank you so very, very much for being here with me. I’m so very lucky that I can share with you my passion.
If you want to have a little bit more structure on how to actually help and support children communication and social skills and how to organise and run your Lego-based Therapy in your setting then get your butt into my Brick by Brick Academy.
The door to this online training will open in October so if you interested then put your name onto the waiting list so you will not miss my free masterclass training.
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OK guys have a wonderful weekend, stay safe and I’ll see you on Bea Inclusive TV and Bea Inclusive Podcast.
Until the next time
Love and xxx
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