LEGO based therapy clubs are starting to become popular. It was founded by Dr Dan DeGoff who observed that when children were playing with LEGO, they were actually able to open up and become more social.
The reason for this is because LEGO provides a highly structured, repetitive and predictable play based environment that is perfect for children who have been diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder or any other social communication problems.
During the group, the children are led by a therapist who guides them through a series of activities using LEGO whilst at the same time allowing the children to open up and address issues around social interaction.
Children are first introduced to the purpose of the group and the rules involved.
Children are asked to agree on a structure to make together and they are given a role witin the group. The roles of each child are rotated in order to teach transitioning.
During the building of the structure the children will learn skills suck as; working in a group, asking for help, dealing with emotions when a piece is broken, requesting and responding to requests from friends, following instructions, using quiet indoor voice with kind and polite words, dealing with anger and stress, learning to pack up as a group.
It has been found that children who participate in LEGO therapy learn to relate to others around them, they learn communications skills that are transferable to other environments, they are able to cope better with their anger and stress, they learn about emotions and understand how their body responds to different emotions and they learn how to problem solve.
Chatterbox will be offering a one day intensive LEGO CLUB holiday group run by our therapy team
|Time:||9.00am – 3.00pm
(children bring their lunch, morning snack and drink bottle)
|Date:||Thursday 13th April|
During Term 2 The LEGO club will continue on a Tuesday afternoon 4pm – 5pm.
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