Frequently Asked Questions
Lego® – based Therapy is a social development programme for children with social communication difficulties. It’s a natural and highly motivating way of learning especially for children with special needs. It helps children to learn and practise social skills through facilitated, collaborative, group play. Nowadays, this play therapy is used in many different ways by many different professionals such as teachers, support staff, speech and language therapists, occupational therapist, clinical psychologists, charities, volunteers, parents of autistic children, etc.
Nowadays, this play therapy is used in many different ways by many different professionals:
- SENCOs’, teachers or support staff to improve communication and integration; cognition and learning; social, emotional and mental health difficulties and sensory and physical needs.
- Speech and Language Therapists to increase or develop speech and language skills.
- Occupational Therapists to improve fine motor skills.
- Clinical Psychologists to help children with trauma, bereavement, loss, bullying, anxiety, anger, learning, etc.
- The national charities, which provide a wide range of support services to disabled children, young people and their families, including short break providers, use Lego® based Therapy in their settings as part of a child-centred and structured approach.
- Lastly, parents of autistic children also use this play therapy, so they can help their children to develop and socialise with their peers as well as to spend quality time with them.
LEGO® – based therapy has been found to be effective for children with autism and related conditions. You can use LEGO® – based Therapy effectively with children aged 4-16. This approach could be used with adults with special needs to develop social skills and socialise with their peers. Lego® – based Therapy could be also used with elderly people to socialise and keep them mentally and physically active. Attending the Lego® based Therapy Training would give you necessary knowledge such as: How to differentiate and individualise for your potential students.