The LEGO® Therapy Social Skills Group is an evidence based program that is designed to support school aged children with social communication difficulties, using a child’s natural interest in LEGO®. During group sessions, children work together in small groups to create LEGO® models.
Children are matched based on compatibility of age, developmental level and personality to ensure a positive group dynamic is achieved. During the group sessions, children are given specific jobs in the building task and work together to complete their goal of a finished model.
- Engineer – reads the instructions and gives directions to the others
- Parts supplier –sorts through and finds the right bricks for the builder
- Builder – puts the bricks together according to the directions.
Sessions are facilitated and guided by Certified Speech Pathologists who have a special interest in working with ASD and/or social skills difficulties. LEGO® Therapy has four levels of achievement with specific goals and challenges. The group aims to help support the development of skills such as sharing, turn-taking, collaboration, conflict resolution, and verbal and non-verbal communication.