Lego club is therapy based intervention that involves building LEGO models in small groups of three where the children take on different roles and work together. Lego club benefits those who need support with turn taking, sharing, joint problem solving and general communication and social communication skills.
Lego-based therapy is the outcome of much research and study into finding
‘an effective social development intervention for children with autism spectrum conditions (ASC) and other conditions affecting social competence.’ (Daniel B. LeGoff et al)
We are pleased to be able to offer this intervention and will be of great benefit to those who need support with turn taking, sharing, joint problem solving and general communication and social communication skills.
Lego club has three jobs that can be taken on. Each job has a set of skills to practice and the children have the opportunity to practice all three jobs.
Engineer- this job enables children to practice giving relevant information when they talk and clarify their meaning.
Supplier- this job enables children to practice following shorter instructions, understanding concepts, asking for clarification.
Builder- this job enables children to practice following longer instructions, understanding concepts and asking for clarification.
About Miss Roberts
I work with Miss McArdle and I deliver the interventions the SEN Team provide to the students. I have worked 1:1 with many children and worked closely with Speech and Language Therapists who have taught me how to deliver Lego club as a therapy tool to help social interaction. In my experience I have personally seen the benefits of how communication can be improved and frustration eased using Lego. The jobs encourage children to slow down and this facilitates the language and interaction skills to work together.