We are truly lucky at school to have the amazing Mrs Sargeant who is trained in Lego Therapy. This is a truly valuable resource to be able to offer our pupils who would benefit from it.
Lego therapy is a play based intervention which focuses on developing collaborative play skills. Although it is predominately used with children who have Autism or social interaction difficulties, it can be used with all children.
Lego therapy works on key areas of social interaction, such as; turn taking, listening, initiation, eye contact, problem-solving and sharing. In addition to this it works on language concepts such as; size, prepositions and colours.
Within a therapy group an adult will set the ‘ground rules’ with children and facilitate if necessary. Each child is given a role. These are a builder, supplier and engineer. In addition to this there may be a director role too. Each role contributes towards the success of the Lego model being made.
Language and complexity of Lego models can be easily adapted to meet the need of the group.