These groups are designed to aid, teach and promote social competence in children with social difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorder. Children with autism are often not motivated to learn social skills, but by using Lego we can help them to communicate in a fun and naturalistic way, developing the following skills and many more.
- Social interactions/self initiated interactions
- Social strategies
- Social confidence
- Joint attention
- Joint problem solving
- Inhibiting impulses
- Building friendships
Children are divided into groups of 3 and sessions are highly structured. Each child takes a turn at fulfilling a specific role which is rotated. The specific roles are as follows:
Builder: Responsible for physically putting the bricks together on the guidance and instruction of the Engineer.
Supplier: Responsible for working out and finding the bricks needed according to size, colour and shape.
Engineer: Responsible for overseeing the design and ensuring the instructions are followed.
Facilitated By: Senior Occupational Therapist Jessica Dee, trained in Lego Based Therapy by Dr Gina Gomez in 2018.
Age requirement: 7-12 years old. Duration: 1 hr per week, for 8 weeks.
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